This year, I am teaching Year 2 (that makes 5 different grades in 5 years - is that a record?) and I wanted to start the year with my favourite activity.
I gave the students a sentence to complete:
I'm always keen to get into their heads from the start, to see what they think about maths and to get some insight into their expectations.
Here's a few of their responses:
Good to see that numbers are a part of it.
And here is the idea of operations with numbers.
And a few more operations - subtraction, multiplication and division.
Addition, subtraction - and counting.
Now this is interesting! It's about questions and finding solutions.
And ultimately - FUN! Glad someone came up with that one.
Love the insight that kids have into some things. These guys are only 7 years old and they already have some pretty strong perceptions.
A Goal for 2015
Word is out in the school that if you end up my class, you are going to do a lot of maths.
Interestingly, a goal I have set for this year is to promote…
Yep - it's going to be a big focus.
But yes - we will also being doing lots of maths. I don't think maths and reading are mutually exclusive. In fact, I think I can see ways to make them work together…
In fact, I've already been checking out a few blogs and websites that discuss literature relating to maths.
I really good one I found so far is:
Check it out!