tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post5417356537826521005..comments2017-11-29T08:25:08.452-08:00Comments on Math Mama Writes...: Math Relax: A Guided Visualization for Overcoming Test Anxiety in MathSue VanHattumhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comBlogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-21761206922940106462016-03-03T20:01:17.224-08:002016-03-03T20:01:17.224-08:00I changed "much different" to "any ...I changed "much different" to "any better". Yes, they may be worse, but I don't feel a need to emphasize that. The point is, they aren't able to help students retain a love of playing around with math ideas.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-65296418983615092672016-03-03T19:13:57.784-08:002016-03-03T19:13:57.784-08:00Re: "elementary teachers probably aren’t much...Re: "elementary teachers probably aren’t much different than the general population in this"... At this point there's quite a bit of research that elementary educators have the highest math anxiety (and weakest performance) of any college major; e.g., meta-analysis by <a href="http://www.madmath.com/2016/02/hembree-on-math-anxiety.html" rel="nofollow">Ray Hembee</a>. Deltahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00705402326320853684noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-45258646311958230882013-09-29T12:13:52.985-07:002013-09-29T12:13:52.985-07:00Sure. I know blogger asks for your email, but I su...Sure. I know blogger asks for your email, but I sure don't know how to see it. You can email me at mathanthologyeditor on gmail to request a copy of the script.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-62695153293408643232013-09-29T09:57:32.278-07:002013-09-29T09:57:32.278-07:00Hi Sue...This is awesome. Can't wait to share...Hi Sue...This is awesome. Can't wait to share it with my son. Would it be possible to get the script? Thanks very much. :-) -AJAmy Jo Nealhttp://amyjoneal.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-4530210236538272632011-04-21T08:52:29.724-07:002011-04-21T08:52:29.724-07:00Needed, it's really very relaxing. Hope to imp...Needed, it's really very relaxing. Hope to implement it right away. Thanks for sharing.Math Software For Kidshttp://www.mathsoftwareforkids.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-20403152828471768362010-11-04T16:57:55.029-07:002010-11-04T16:57:55.029-07:00I love the "This is how math is" section...I love the "This is how math is" section of this post. The part about math concepts building in a way not found in other subjects made sense to me because that's the way I've built my program -- a sequence of activities that build on one another and build choreography and math understanding at the same time. Plus, in my residency I model a 'problem solving process' similar to the one you outlined here, starting with 'understand'.Malkehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09927560751422131935noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-47404655375688464902009-09-19T10:10:25.597-07:002009-09-19T10:10:25.597-07:00Why, thank you, Kate!
I had a bit of a scratchy ...Why, thank you, Kate! <br /><br />I had a bit of a scratchy throat when I made that, actually. I think I can make it much better. But your compliment reassures me that it's good enough for now.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-46468063658822785182009-09-19T07:49:35.514-07:002009-09-19T07:49:35.514-07:00Sue this is awesome. You have a lovely speaking vo...Sue this is awesome. You have a lovely speaking voice.Kate Nowakhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14229054922453438248noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-52559029525256699742009-09-17T10:00:37.884-07:002009-09-17T10:00:37.884-07:00plugging the holes in the wall is much harder the ...plugging the holes in the wall is much harder the later you leave it in my experience. As a high school teacher, I often had to deconstruct years of crumbling masonry to insert a brick into its proper place......Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05841932058887843032noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-37266031959944919722009-09-17T07:49:43.080-07:002009-09-17T07:49:43.080-07:00@MathFaery, Thanks for coming by. Please let me kn...@MathFaery, Thanks for coming by. Please let me know if any of them find it helpful.<br /><br />@Kate, It's funny you should mention that. I changed the wording a bit, and actually debated leaving it out. Those holes wouldn't be such a problem if students believed they could be independent learners. If math were presented as being about reasoning, students who are missing a piece might recognize that, and decide to work on it. <br /><br />Hmm, I'm not sure yet how to frame it, but I want to write a post about this. Maybe just to pose a question...Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-9627145551019096922009-09-17T04:24:52.001-07:002009-09-17T04:24:52.001-07:00I totally agree with your comment about how an abs...I totally agree with your comment about how an absence can leave a hole in understanding that may never be plugged. It reminds me so much of a brick wall. Every brick rests on at least 2 others, and if one brick is missing low down, the whole structure is weakened. In this I think math is unique, and that is why so many teachers of other subjects (and administrators) have a really hard time understanding that our needs are different. That and the fact that as you say, 4 out of 5 people are not comfortable with math. (Or as the T shirt from Meijer says, 5 out of 4 people have difficulty with fractions)Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05841932058887843032noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-45748063844473862852009-09-16T21:41:45.207-07:002009-09-16T21:41:45.207-07:00Thanks so much for sharing this! I will definitel...Thanks so much for sharing this! I will definitely share it with all of my students.MathFaeryhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14120377733550344515noreply@blogger.com