What do you mean there is no right answer, it’s math???? I need to feel more confident with the process and the details. I like patterns and ideas, these two things can keep me occupied for hours on end, bouncing from one to the other and back again. Math was never too hard or too easy, my concern was how do you do it and then to do the test. In grade 11 we had a ‘work at our own pace’ style with an outline and a few problems. We could write the test when we wanted with the option of a re-write if we were not happy with the mark. With maybe seven students in the class the teacher was very accessible. I did really well, but it is questionable as to how much I learned because with a change in school for grade 12 and a new lecture format with no class time to practice my grades slid 30%. Practice time in class was used for the teacher to do problems, which seemed odd as he was very good at math. I don’t have any other math memories, but I always enjoyed geometry.
As a teacher with a background in outdoor recreation and a experiential attitude I want to make math hands-on and fun with as many games as possible. I want it to be an exercise for the brain that students can become confident in to take on and challenges.
My favorite math puzzle site: www.setgame.com/set/puzzle_frame.htm