We gave a test in our geometry class and whenever that happens it is inevitable that students finish before the end of the class period. In this case they usually read a book or take out work for another class. For the end of this test, however, there were two students who I noticed just staring off into the distance. Nothing negative occured - they just looked bored. So, I gave them a task: draw me a picture. You can see the outcome - they were both funny and sweet at the same time. This was a fun afternoon.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!