published by David Wees on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 20:07
No one is born hating math. Our attitudes about it, positive or negative, are a result of our culture, our interactions with math, our experiences with other people while doing math, and the messages we see daily about mathematics.
What can we do as teachers, and as parents, to address negative stereotypes about mathematics?
published by David Wees on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:21
Research, by itself, rarely changes teacher practices. Presentations on why their practices should change rarely change teacher practices. Attending conferences rarely changes teacher practices (a teacher may adopt a few new things from a conference, but how often has a teacher come back from a conference and begun to teach in a completely new way?).