tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post1866639449183164894..comments2023-08-23T06:09:19.758-04:00Comments on The Elementary Math Maniac: Math is About More Than Number Crunching and Formula WritingThe Math Maniachttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-88180911481332657192014-08-06T03:19:15.732-04:002014-08-06T03:19:15.732-04:00Great post, Tara! I had a similar experience in sc...Great post, Tara! I had a similar experience in school including two years in grade 11 and 12 with an amazing teacher. I took two years of university math but then switched majors. My dream is to go back and finish a math degree. <br />Love your blog!<br />Barbarahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16776494983428336686noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-65244440528141171562014-07-21T13:16:22.866-04:002014-07-21T13:16:22.866-04:00It is amazing how many adults feel this way!It is amazing how many adults feel this way!The Math Maniachttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-67303963456983597452014-07-20T00:05:17.357-04:002014-07-20T00:05:17.357-04:00Similarly, I just 'got' math as a child (a...Similarly, I just 'got' math as a child (and adult) and it has been a challenge to work back the concepts, which has been made easier for me as I am in Montessori - so there are lots of concrete materials that help with specific concepts. Its fun for me and the children! :)Lollyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01042762632031207573noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-38419117306109895172014-07-16T13:16:37.610-04:002014-07-16T13:16:37.610-04:00Isn't it interesting how you can look back and...Isn't it interesting how you can look back and say "I did pretty good in math but didn't understand it." I never want one of my students to have that feeling. The Math Maniachttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-14366201991396638392014-07-15T22:46:46.908-04:002014-07-15T22:46:46.908-04:00I did well in math but it wasn't because I nec...I did well in math but it wasn't because I necessarily understood what I was doing. I guess that means that I didn't do well in math. I sure do want better for my kids.<br />❀ Tammy<br /><i><b><a href="http://foreverin1st.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">Forever in First</a></b></i>Tammyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18053983168084838303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-29442180297130428972014-07-15T10:09:15.536-04:002014-07-15T10:09:15.536-04:00It is really hard to be a great, conceptual teache...It is really hard to be a great, conceptual teacher when it isn't the way you learned it. The Math Maniachttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06177173988483052908noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-9827726071304444522014-07-15T08:48:28.213-04:002014-07-15T08:48:28.213-04:00I enjoyed reading your post. I was taught math th...I enjoyed reading your post. I was taught math the same way as you. I knew how to do the math, but didn't understand why. It took a few years of teaching for me to become comfortable with not only showing how to solve math problems, but also showing my kids how the different areas or concepts are connected.2ndGradeRockStarshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08201592908340261231noreply@blogger.com