Thinking Math-ishly: Amy Lin at TEDxSixteenMileCreek

15/02/2013 19:07:18

Amy Lin loves math, is passionate about teaching math and has seen how children's fear of being wrong in math has crushed their spirits. Amy talks about the notion that math is "ish"and doesn't have to be about being exactly right. She shares how math teachers can create places where all students are curious, creative and actively part of the learning conversations.

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TheWise One

You know any video on math is legit when you have an Asian in it.

21/08/2015
ChaiYisrael

what did she say? I don't understand Changing the culture of math makes kids feel good about themselves so then they will do better. We've been on this feel good kick for years...and the US just keeps slipping against other nations. 

08/01/2014
podcastbard

what about those students who see in numbers? What about those students who want to challenge themselves? we all learn differently?

16/03/2013
Hereforthesnacktable

Yeah, I get what she was thinking. I just thought it was a funny thing to say in a talk about math anxiety. Also even though it being socially unacceptable suggests a smarter culture it's obviously not the point and doesn't necessarily help. I also know people who couldn't sign their names but are still hard working contributors to society and excel in many other fields. But I think it would help if math were a social norm so you'd get lots of practice every day. That's were I think she's going.

23/02/2013
TheMrRGteacher

Wonderfully said. And YES, she DID say she wants a culture where being bad at math is socially unacceptable. Just like not being able to read is shockingly disappointing and frowned upon. We shouldn't accept a culture of numerate deficient individuals.

22/02/2013
FIRST WORLD problem.

I'm actually glad she said it the way she said it, because it forced me to think about it. Like wouldn't it be great if one day someone like me, a "math illiterate," would be like someone who couldn't sign his name back in the day. How much smarter our society would be on the whole.

19/02/2013
Hereforthesnacktable

I'd prefer it if she said "make loving math a social norm." But I think she meant what she said.

16/02/2013
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