1.2 – SHARE: Math Myths and Truths
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Knight AgencyKeymasterOctober 7, 2022 at 11:53 am #3774

marialignosParticipantJuly 4, 2023 at 12:34 pm #3859
As a student:
I believed either you were good at math or not. I was not good at math.
I was told I needed to just memorize the rules.
I was told we learn from our mistakes.
I did not believe math was an exploration or creative.
I did believe it was all about getting the right answer.
As an educator:
I believe anyone can master math though it comes easier for some.
I still feel you need to memorize math rules.
I know we learn mistakes.
I know that creativity and exploration is important in mastering math problems. You can solve a problem more than one way.
I feel learning the process is more important than just getting the correct answer. 
tammy.metzParticipantJuly 26, 2023 at 3:13 pm #3905
Mathematics is Computation. I see this as accurate as both a student and a teacher. There is computation involved.
Math is just memorizing rules. As a student, I would agree, but as a teacher I see there is more than just memorization.
You are either good at math or bad at math. Again, as a student I would have said yes, but as a teacher, I would say anyone could improve their math skills.
Math is just about getting the right answer. Again, as a student I would have said yes, but as a teacher, I would say the process is just as important in math.
Math is creative. As a student I would disagree but as a teacher, I see it.
Math is exploration. As a student, I wouldn’t have thought this, but as a teacher, I agree.
There are many ways to problem solve. Again, as a student, I wouldn’t have thought this, but as a teacher, I agree.
Mistakes help our learning. Again, as a student, I wouldn’t have thought this, but as a teacher, I agree.

jamesmunoz4ParticipantJune 10, 2024 at 5:25 pm #11230
Mathematics is Computation. Students do see math as computation. As a teacher I can see how students have to remember the rules and steps for solving problems.
Math is just memorizing rules. Students believe this to be true. As a teacher I see it as only part of math.
You are either good at math or bad at math. Student will say they are bad at math because they have a difficult time with math. As a teacher, all students can learn math at any level.
Math is just about getting the right answer. Students do wan the answer only. They do not want to see the application. As a teacher I want to see both.
Math is creative. Students may not wish to be creative if they do not have the experience to solve the problem. As a teacher, I want my stuents to be creative.
Math is exploration. Some students enjoy exploring new math ideas. I as a teacher enjoy teaching new methods to solve problems.
There are many ways to problem solve. Some students can see this as an opportunity to learn the concept. I as a teacher provide those opportunities.
Mistakes help our learning. Some students may become disappointed in getting the wrong answer. I see it as learning.

tracie.skokParticipantSeptember 19, 2024 at 10:01 am #11732
Mathematics is Computation.
WHILE THERE IS A LOT OF COMPUTATION IN MATH, IT IS NOT ALL COMPUTATION – SOMETIMES IT IS ANALYZING AND DECIPHERING DATA, PATTERNS, AND LOOKING AT THINGS IN A DIFFERENT WAYbullet
Math is just memorizing rules.
NO ITS NOT – KNOWING RULES HELPS, BUT THEY CAN BE FIGURED OUT WHEN ASKING @ RATIONALITY & REASONABLENESSbullet
You are either good at math or bad at math.
NOT TRU – TOOLD TO HELP YOU IMPROVE AND YOU CAN GET BETTERbullet
Math is just about getting the right answer.bullet
Math is creative.yeS IT IS – MULT WAYS TO REPRESENT AND SOLVE
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Math is exploration. AGREEbullet
There are many ways to problem solve. YESbullet
Mistakes help our learning. YES, I REITERATE THIS DAILY WITH MY STUDENTS, JUST LIKE THEY LEARNED TO DRESS THEMSELVES, DO HAIR/MAKEUP, SPORTS, ETC


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