I teach at a catholic school and saw the math 10 commandments bulletin board idea, but some don't pertain to that age. What are some you would add/find necessary for kids in 5th grade to do in math. this is what i have so far: 1. THOU SHALT NOT DIVIDE BY ZERO 2. THOU SHALT SHOW THEY WORK 3. THOU SHALT CHECK THY WORK WITH RED PEN 4. THOU SHALT DO THY HOMEWORK IN PENCIL 5. THOU SHALT HIGHLIGHT THY FINAL ANSWER 6. THOU SHALT COMMIT MATH FACTS TO MEMORY 7. THOU SHALT WRITE THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM 8. THOU SHALT LABEL ALL ANSWERS

Thou shalt find a common denominator to add/subtract fractions Though shalt not divide by a decimal Thou shalt not use thy fingers Thou shalt not use pen Thou shalt line up digits to the right Thou shalt always state the unit of measurement

addendum--if the teacher is unsure which number you are trying to write, it shall be marked incorrect.

Then try it this way: Thou shalt write neatly, lest the teacher be uncertain which number thou writest and mark thy response incorrect.

after you have a list of 10 or 12, I would rearrange them into #1 first prority, #2 second prority, etc. That way they know the first one is the most important one, and the 12th one is somewhat not as important also Thou Shall show thy complete work or Thou shall scribe in complete sentences

I don't know that complete sentences are necessarily called for, but showing all the work certainly is, as is labeling everything that can possibly be labeled.