Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tucker Chapters 1 &13
I have always struggled with math and I had a hard time in school in most of my math classes. I can handled the basic stuff, but beyond that, it's hit or miss. I remember feeling so frustrated, so I think it is really important to be able to create an environment where math can be taught, practiced and absorbed in a variety of different ways. It doesn't have to be all cut and dry. If we can give students a positive impression of math by creating different activities, hands on and individualized instruction, then maybe kids will warm up to and put more effort into it and develop an interest so that it doesn't seem like such an impossible task as the years go on and the material gets even harder.