This is my third time being a mom and I want to make this mat leave productive – not that the other ones weren’t. Already with a 6 yo and a 4 yo, my time spent at home with the baby (Willow) is not the same. Needless to say, I am determined to do something about my passion for teaching and learning Mathematics.
This is the beginning of a project that I am also hoping will serve as a resource for when I go back to teach in Sept. 2016. I want to share my passion, enlighten and alleviate learners (kids and adults alike) who are apprehensive about Math. I truly believe that in order to appreciate Math, one has to understand it. Understanding is more that just memorization.
My ultimate goal for learners is for them to have a solid conceptual understanding, in addition to their procedural understanding. As well, the ability to be able to solve any given problem in more than one way – for the sake of verifying the validity of the answer or solution.
I once came across a quote that I quite liked and posted it on the outside of my classroom door. It goes something like this, “To know something is one thing. To understand it is another.”