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  • Hi Everyone!

    Posted by Joanne Duval on June 1, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I am from a small town in Western Massachusetts. I teach in another small town about 35 minutes away. I am currently a special education teacher. I work with 6th and 7th-grade students in general education classes (including math) and during support time. I teach a very small math class for students that are working far below grade level and have many gaps in math. This year I decided that I would try and expand my methods in math class. I am looking for better ways to help my students understand math.

    I have never considered myself a “math” person. I always tried my best but could never keep it all in my head. I would have said I was a failure at math. Now, as a teacher, I have realized that I am a “slow” math thinker. I need to understand the why. I need examples with real context, examples with easy numbers before harder numbers, and problems that make sense in the real world.

    Kyle Pearce replied 1 year, 10 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Kyle Pearce

    June 2, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Welcome my friend!
    So much of “real” mathematics is about slow, intentional thinking. We need to help our students understand this so they do not have the experience that you and so many others had while growing up.
    We got this! The Academy can help!