Making Math Meaningful
Submitted by Lisa Litchfield on February 21, 2019 - 10:37am
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Good morning, all!
I am giving a presentation on Making Math Meaningful at the upcoming Mountain Plains Adult Education Association Conference in Vegas and I could use a little feedback so that my presentation includes others' opinions and ideas. I'll give you credit for your thoughts if I use them during my presentation.
My proposal was "Are you teaching math to adult learners? Are you looking for strategies to use with the struggling learners? We will provide ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom that will help you feel confident that you are reaching learners who are having a difficult time making connections. Join this interactive discussion where we will share our ideas for making math meaningful for your students." The agenda of my presentation goes like this: Welcome, Creating a Positive Learning Environment, Using Graphic Organizers, Using Videos, Using Blended Learning, Conclusion. I am using i-Pathways as my foundation for the graphic organizers; we have Flow Charts, Venn Diagrams, 4-Squares, and Concept Maps that I'll be demonstrating with math concepts during the presentation. I will also be using i-Pathways as my example when discussing blended learning. However, my presentation is meant to be inclusive for any program you are using.
My questions are:
1. What things do you do to create positive learning environments when teaching math?
2. Are there any videos that you use when teaching math?
Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas with me. I appreciate it. Let me know if you'll be at the MPAEA conference; I'd love to make a face to face connection!