Wow. First thank you Stephen for putting together this great panel. Thank you fellow panelists for bringing so many different views to light. It truly shows the flexibility of mathematics, and approach.
Final thoughts:
Young minds are open to …

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- Wow. First thank you Stephen for putting together this great panel. Thank you fellow panelists for bringing so many different views to light. It truly shows the flexibility of mathematics, and approach. Final thoughts: Young minds are open to …2
- This is what I was waiting for. Too many educators, and students I encounter say “just flip the fraction” and do not know why or the reason for it. (Before flip it there was simply cross (X) multiply it) These foster lack of understanding of the …
- Good advice. One of my favorite books is Mitchel Resnick’s LifelongKindergarten, Cultivating Creativity Through, Projects, Passions, Peers, and Play. It has very little to do with math. Instead it focuses on project base thinking, collaboration …2
- Patience. We live in a world that values math as a marker for intelligence. Don’t chase an invisible finish line. Most parents understand elementary math being constant rote memory and just do the steps of math. This does not allow for …1
- Playing with James Tanton’s explodingdots using clementines at snack time to model. We started with 9. Since were doing binary every two fruits must kapow! And one of the two fruits moves to the space at the left. Now we have1 left in the first …1
- The Hamkins perspective is crazy cool! I love repetitive shapes, and creating Tessellations from nature.3
- The beginning of adding 2, 2 digit numbers, and Carry Over. Carry over fails to give a clear understanding of what occurs when the ones column has a value of 10 or more. The carry over of 1 is a misrepresentation of the value moving up by 10.
- I’m happy to see amacbean16 talk about looking at the pattern of numbers in all directions. Place value is tricky. To the left of the decimal the place values are from least to greatest starting from right to left. Counter the direction we read. …1
- I’m a fan of art puzzles, and one other thing that I enjoy having students do is a math scrapbook (I call them lookbooks) as a group or individually, (or in this case Imparting their thoughts, and ideas into my book.)1
- I do get to work with children that comprehend and are able to reason above standard expectations. I don’t like the word gifted, but I will use it to maintain context. (It is a label that is often misunderstood as being pre-wired with knowledge, or …1
- Good day, my name is Sophia Stier. I am a creative, and a math tutor for students grades K-6. I’m also the creator of LilMathGirl™️ (along with a team of creatives, mathematicians, sociologists, and child psychologists). LilMathGirl™️ (Lil for short) …6