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Monday, July 18, 2016 1:25:28 PM
kfranco
Joined on 29 May, 2015
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Summer Math Conference

This summer I was fortunate to spend 4 days at a math conference in Kansas City, MO. It was an AMAZING experience that provided me with many great tips and strategies for teaching math! One of the focuses of the conference was helping students understand WHY we do math the way that we do. So many students and adults struggle with math because they were just taught to procedure or steps of how to do something. They remember it long enough to pass the test and then forget how to do it very shortly afterwards. My goal in math is to create thinkers who can persevere in finding an answer and understanding WHY we do what we do to solve a math problem. From story problems to dividing fractions and all points in between, our students will learn to TRAIN THEIR BRAIN in 5th grade math!