Choice of expression. This week’s focus was exploring math.
Is Marjorie a genius? Ted talk. Marjorie did math for fun after her kids left the house. The video discussed that math doesn’t have to be competitive. It can be fun and creative.
The video discussed that math should be inclusive. Questions should be compelling. We need to help kids connect to larger math concepts. Math should be like reading but lack spaces comparable to libraries in the general public. We need a space for learning math and create a culture that finds math enjoyable outside of the classroom.
I thought its interesting that we don’t have more main-stream maker spaces for the general public. We liked the video because it brought up math’s importance to life.
Choice of Expression---Ownership over how we learn and communicate. George mentioned it’s important to allow kids to show how they learn. Discussed using centers to teach the same thing through different modalities. Student learning should cross different media and genre.
Looked at the Mathmunch web site. Looked at music in math and explored the relationship between math and music. It is a different way to explore the concepts. This would make a great Do Now exercise. The field is updated by people in the field. Site has math art tools that could be great to share with students. Octavia liked that she could use this for teaching geometric concepts.
Mrs. Rhoades shared that the kids are doing exercises revolved around math. Students pick their favorite number and apply that number in different scenarios that address Common Core Standards.
How do we make this part of the routine so that they are tied to the Common Core Standards?
Find somthing about fractions or rational numbers in the world that we come across to the next meeting.
We decided that using videos should be explored more in the future.