Geometric Thinking; February 28th

What did you learn?

I thought the resources were totally awesome.  It was amazing how cheap so many of these books were.  I am going to order a bunch of them.  I also really liked the last activity with measuring because it made me think about how arbitrary our measuring systems are.

What questions do you still have?

I don’t have any questions right now… I will be thinking about this during the week and likely come up with some later.

How can it apply to classroom practice?

This is making me think a lot about how valuable it might be to talk with my students about where mathematical terms come from.  Sometimes they’re arbitrary, and sometimes they’re not.  When they’re not, I think knowing why we do things the way we do and what they mean can help them better understand what the math is about.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: