tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-33624978.post1599227904916896859..comments2022-08-13T12:33:33.850-04:00Comments on Heissatopia: My math zipper is misalignedAndrewhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14785629874138416100noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-33624978.post-26431159513138246112019-01-23T22:20:26.517-05:002019-01-23T22:20:26.517-05:00My worst math memory is in Grade 10, and Mr. Baldw...My worst math memory is in Grade 10, and Mr. Baldwin putting his head in his hands and shaking his head back in forth in total I-don't-know-what over something I didn't understand, or a question I asked. (The crying over confusion about math is for me, because I still feel that way.)Myrnahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06450610418971329885noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-33624978.post-58885847696355467072019-01-23T22:09:06.144-05:002019-01-23T22:09:06.144-05:00It's alright! Math is fine. :) We can't sa...It's alright! Math is fine. :) We can't say how difficult it is because that will make children think it is difficult. Instead it's a puzzle that needs to be solved and as they discover more keys they'll be able to unlock more doors. <br /><br />I think we really need to redo the whole way we think of math, really, as a society, I mean. When a child is sounding out words we encourage them to work it out, to sound it out, to make mistakes. When we teach them math and they make a mistake we're more like, "WRONG." <br /><br />I also feel a little bit like I needed a detailed list of things I had learned so that I could pass it onto my teachersâ€”like a swimming lesson report card. Or something. Maybe I need to make a spreadsheet for my children so that I don't forget what I've taught to whom. I remember you saying you forgot, by the time we got to Josie, which stories you'd told before and so you didn't tell her as many stories (family-history-wise, I'm thinking mainly) as you had to the rest of us, though I'm sure that is rectified by now. :)Nancyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08631734965938273438noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-33624978.post-67290210685900174542019-01-23T21:53:53.497-05:002019-01-23T21:53:53.497-05:00This whole post made me feel like crying. Over you...This whole post made me feel like crying. Over your Grade 3 math (you so very, very, very much wanted to win a prize!), over moving, over quadratic formulas, over how confusing math is!Myrnahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06450610418971329885noreply@blogger.com