I just completed writing my comments below for an assignment in my curricula and instruction course in my ed program. I drank way too much tea and coffee Monday so I have not been able to get to sleep yet…so at least I am catching up on my homework!
Both of these readings tie into my statement last week in class that “math is not fun.” I did not explain my reasoning clear enough then primarily since I had just finished one of the worst days at my placement of the entire school year. Also, the social justice activity we just finished motivated me and resonated with meaningful and enlightening experience students might appreciate about one aspect of math were they to do the same, or similar, exercise.
So, where am I going? In “What’s Math Got to Do with It?” Boaler states, “I would pity those boys and…
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