Talking about January 6th

What kind of week it has been… I am neither the first nor the last person to feel this way. It is difficult for me to put into words the emotional rollercoaster this past week has been. The week started with the anxiety of teaching from the school building for the first time in 10Continue reading “Talking about January 6th”

My experience so far…

I am 8 weeks into Remote Teaching this year. I have to admit it has been an adventure…I have heard many people say this and I have to admit, it feels like the first year of teaching (and since my first year of teaching was not that far back, that is saying something!). As daunting asContinue reading “My experience so far…”

Looking Forward…

As I sit in my makeshift office, instead of jumping around in my classroom, trying to plan activities which can engage my students from afar, I can’t help but think about how my students are dealing with this isolation and fear. I am sitting in front of my computer trying to come up with aContinue reading “Looking Forward…”

What do you think of mathematics?

Is it easy for you or hard? Do you think it is important and why? Is it procedural or creative? Is it logical or intuitive? Is it abstract or concrete? Is it something you want to learn or something you have to learn? These are the questions I wanted answered when I asked my studentsContinue reading “What do you think of mathematics?”

Are application problems the only way to make math engaging?

Every time I say to a group of math teachers that I want to make math more engaging in my classroom…inevitably the first suggestion has been to incorporate more real world applications. Great idea but what about the content areas which don’t have grade appropriate application problems…like complex numbers. Complex numbers or imaginary numbers areContinue reading “Are application problems the only way to make math engaging?”

Make Math Moments Virtual Summit (Part 2)

Here are some more takeaways from Make Math Moments Virtual Summit. Please feel free to take a look at part one of my takeaways here. 4. Let me start with the session with Jennifer Withall. She is a pioneer of concepts based mathematics. She believes that information without intellect is meaningless. She is a greatContinue reading “Make Math Moments Virtual Summit (Part 2)”

Make Math Moments Virtual Summit (Part 1)

A huge shoutout to Kyle Pearce and John Orr for organizing this wonderful learning opportunity for newbie educators like me who are eagerly looking for any chance to learn. The list of presenters was phenomenal and as much as I try, I don’t think I would be able to do articulate everything I learned. HereContinue reading “Make Math Moments Virtual Summit (Part 1)”

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