Growing up, I never really “got” math!
Teachers tried to explain the content,
but it was never in a concrete format that I truly understood.
Most of the time I just memorized and moved on.
Consequently, during my first years as a teacher,
math was the subject I liked teaching the LEAST!
Skip forward about “XX” years and now I LOVE teaching math!
More than that…I LOVE sharing activities and ideas that
help students understand math better with other teachers!
I’m linking up with some awesome eTeacher friends
to participate in a Summer Post series about Number Sense.
Using Marilyn Burns
'7 ways that teachers can directly impact a developing sense of numbers'
our posts will cover the following topics
over the next 8 weeks…
(cause we’re creative and we can always find at least
one more idea we want to share about!).
This first week we're discussing how we
Link math to Real-World experiences...
In Marilyn Burns terms....
'Present students with situations that relate to both
inside and outside classroom experiences.
Students need to recognize that numbers
are useful for solving problems.'
- See more at:
One of the best ways to connect math to the real-world
was through Twitter Math Tasks for me...
I had my students Tweet tasks on Tuesdays
to see if other classes from around the world
would be able to solve their questions.
Read more about our
Global Connections through Twitter
I challenge you to connect your class globally..
choose your grade level to share with
Mrs. Ladd and I in
Math Task Twitter Challenge
You can read more about the challenge
I hope you'll follow
Hop over to Mary Lirette's Blog
to read more about
Linking Math to Real-World Experiences