Tag: reblog

Jo Boaler Wants Everyone to Love Math

We’re a math-traumatized people, Jo Boaler says (although she uses the British locution “maths-traumatized”). It’s a belief she sees confirmed in everything from students crying over long division to MRIs that reveal young brains reacting to numbers as if they were snakes or spiders. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

5 principles for better primary maths teaching

We are now well into the “new” maths curriculum, with its harder Sats papers and higher expectations. The game has changed, but maths teaching has remained largely the same. I believe that it’s time to reconsider how we teach maths. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/5-principles-better-primary-maths-teaching  

Gender Differences in Math

I just read this short article from NCTM about gender differences in math. It is thought provoking. Please take a moment to read the article. Then find a fellow math teacher and spend a looooong coffee break discussing things that can be done in the classroom to make this better. Here is the article… http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/Blog/Current-Research-on-Gender-Differences-in-Math/