Teaching new math ideas, definitions, and properties can be like pulling teeth or throwing rocks at a stone wall... either way, who wants to do it? Well, when you think like a Super Teacher things get super fun! This file gives you a desk reminder for students to look at when the frustration starts to defeat their minds. The reminder says, "Defeat your Archenemy". The Archenemy is the voice in their head that says, "You can't do this". Next, the have to Visualize. The student should create a mental picture of a time when they were watching someone solve or solving a similar problem on their own. Visualizing will help them see the steps. Finally, they are to Activate! Next to activate there is a superhero! The badge is free to you with the preview download! The Badge is the Superman logo but it has an M for mathematician.
Look for more Superhero themed math ideas to come :)