Date posted: April 3, 2017
April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. It’s a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Both play a role in addressing real world problems – on a global as well as individual scale.
And, while we know that math is important, we also know that many people struggle with it. In this recent TEDx talk, Jo Boaler explains why mathematics is so traumatic for many people and shows a different way that people can relate to mathematics. She also shares the latest brain science to show the ways our brains process mathematics, the importance of visual learning and the importance of self-belief to our learning and our experiences.
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Did you know that the Decoda Library has a variety of resources on teaching math to adults? To borrow books on math background information, teaching strategies and activities, math games and manipulatives contact firstname.lastname@example.org .