Sunday, October 15, 2017

Math Conversations in the Home ~ helping reach our students on the home front!


Are you a passionate math educator or do you know someone who is? Click here or share this blog post with that person! I'd love to make connections with other math educators regarding my Google Innovator Project. My project involves finding ways of reaching students through math conversations on the home front. I am deeply grateful for the hard work and dedication of math teachers who tirelessly work to help today's students, and I know those in their sphere of influence are greatly blessed by their diligent efforts!

Here's a glimpse into the heart of why my Google Innovator Project focuses on reaching our students through the home connection. In my twenty years of teaching (mostly in the public school system), I find students are coming into the classroom with less and less understanding of numbers, shapes, patterns etc. due to their lack of experiences and conversations that can typically take place in the home or outside of the classroom. These invaluable conversations and experiences to support math learning in school.

I'm in the process of brainstorming ideas and strategies that can make a difference for students, parents/guardians to build conversations and experiences on the home front to support math learning in the classroom. I know the more brains invested in a project, the better, so I'd love to have you join me as I build a cohort of educators to explore how we can reach students and parents for math learning outside of the classroom.

Interested? Let me know here. I'd like to include you in my research, brainstorming over the next year as I work to accomplish my Google Innovator Vision project. Below is my beginning Vision Deck for my Google Innovator project, but as we all know, projects can take off in so many different ways from how it begins, so I'm ready to evolve to wherever this project may take us! 



After looking over the information I've share with you, I'd love your initial input, thoughts, ideas about this project here. Thank you so much for willingness to share in my endeavors to make a difference in the world of math education!



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2 comments:

  1. Kitty, I'm wondering how I might be of assistance in your endeavors. The work that I'm doing is quite similar, as I'll be doing a session at CMC-South and NCTM Annual on Bringing Parents to the Table.

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