Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Doing math means a lot of different things including..."

I LOVE this Ignite talk from Annie Fetter of The Math Forum.  Here's why:

"[My mom] didn't think of herself as someone who did math ... Why is it that intelligent people who are good at sense making and good at problem solving feel no affinity for school mathematics? If our students could do the things my mom could do we would be ecstatic. As math educators we need to make sure students and grown ups understand that doing math means a lot of different things including making incredible, beautiful art."

I especially love this because in her talk Annie points out all the math doing and making in which her mother engaged.

So...how would you fill in the blank here?  

Doing math means a lot of different things including...

Would love to hear your answers!

1 comment:

  1. music, from the making of the instruments to the making of the music itself.


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