The “math is only computation” belief is the belief that all math is formulas and just working through numbers. In this belief, it’s safe to say you also believe calculators can solve nearly every problem. To be completely honest, I bought into this belief until
The “math is mostly memorizing” belief is the belief that you can be good at math by just memorizing a few things. If you simply memorize a few formulas and the step-by-step process that your teacher uses, you can get through math easily. Unfortunately, I
The “you have to be taught how” belief is the belief that you can’t do anything mathematical until someone shows you how. When I think about this belief, I wonder if it were true, how math would even exist to the extent it does today?
The “five minute” belief is believing that if you can’t figure out a problem in five minutes or less, you won’t be able to figure it out. I think it’s safe to say, that many people give it much less than five minutes. There are
I’m currently 7 weeks into my student teaching. Recently, I have drastically changed things in my classroom. My classroom used to look like the classroom I had when I was a high school student. Students would sit in their desks and take notes (maybe) as I
For those of you in Canada, you’re probably very aware that it it’s Roll Up the Rim season at Tim Hortons. For those of you who don’t know about Roll Up the Rim, the following YouTube video is a commercial currently running for the promotion