2nd Grade Math Mania, Semester 1
In this 16-week course, students in grade 2 will learn about the BIG IDEAS as set forth by the Mindset Mathematics program by Jo Boaler and her colleagues at Stanford University.
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The course has two components: the knowledge and skills component focuses on computation and basic problem solving and is done individually, and the live meetings that center around the "Big Ideas" set forth in the "Mindset Mathematics" series for grades 1 and 2. Example lessons can be found at the following website: www.youcubed.org During the live meetings we will be following the sequence visualize, play, and investigate. During the visualize portion of the lesson, we create models and...
Students will cover all topics typically covered in the first semester of second grade. In addition, students will learn about what it means to have a growth mindset when it comes to math. We will learn why "hard" problems are good for our brains, and why mistakes are so important that they should be celebrated!
I have been an educator for over 30 years. My graduate education was in cognition and instruction, and I am an expert in learning, memory, and the instructional practices that lead to solid learning. I keep up with the research related to mathematical learning as much as possible, and I truly believe the future of education lies in the field of neuroscience. Besides, math toys are fun!! I still play around with them myself when I'm trying to help older students with more advanced topics such as quadratic equations or trigonometric identities.
Students will meet twice a week for 55 minutes, so they will need to work on their math exercises outside of class. I recommend about 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours per week.
Students will need the following math manipulatives for this class. They can be a bit pricey when ordering all at once. Check with friends who homeschool to see if you can borrow them. Pattern Blocks Color Tiles Base Ten Blocks Cuisenaire Rods Geo Board and Rubber Bands Fraction Circles Snap Cubes
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Grades will not be assigned unless requested. Grading rubrics will be used to assess student progress.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
At times students will need to use materials that may require adult supervision such as glue and scissors. Please make sure your student can follow basic safety procedures.
Information on the philosophy behind this class can be found in the book "Mathematical Mindsets" by Jo Boaler. Students will also use websites with virtual manipulatives, and the IXL website for independent practice.
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Greetings! Thanks for checking out my profile. I am a certified teacher in Texas and have over 30 years of experience in education. I am taking a break from the classroom and trying to make it as an educational consultant. It's tough out here on...