The student who owns this notebook (and candies) is one that definitely pays attention more often than not and can come up with great solutions/conversations in her group. It just so happened that on this day she had some M&Ms and was displaying a bit of her desire for exact-ness in organizing them. I thought it was quite funny and sympathized with her desire to keep things in order.
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!