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Math enrichment – what is the value?
Another guest post by Yulia Shpilman on why we teach enrichment math and what it means to us. When you look for additional math classes for your child, what do you look for? We (and by we I mean Golden … Continue reading
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Math should be felt with your hands: Interview with Jane Kats
If you ask me whose philosophies on elementary school teaching have influenced me the most, I will answer without pause: Jane Kats. Jane is a math educator, the author of numerous books and workbooks for educators, parents and children, and a general … Continue reading
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“The Purpose of Education is to Have an Interesting Life. Now.”: conversation with Maria Droujkova
Maria Droujkova is the founder of Natural Math, a curriculum developer and a mathematics education consultant. When asked what she thinks should be the main goals of an elementary school curriculum, Maria answers with a quote from a favorite book, … Continue reading
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Math education, here I come (full time!)
In short: In the fall I will become the Head of Math at a small private school in its second year of existence. I will be developing their elementary school math curriculum, starting with the younger grades and working up. … Continue reading
How is this math anyway?
At what point do kids start forming opinions about what math is and what it is not? Recently, I have noticed a trend that somewhat upsets me. Whereas my 1st and 2nd graders may say things like “This is not … Continue reading
Backfiring Incentives
I don’t know many kids that enjoy washing dishes, vacuuming, or doing laundry. Most parents get their kids to do these things by providing incentives, which can take many forms. Some parents give their kids an allowance, others threaten to … Continue reading
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