Welcome to Ms. Franklin's Math Class (4th-7th Grades) Introduction: Hello, I'm Allison (Allie) Franklin. I have 3 daughters, Sarah (16yrs), Ansynn (12yrs) and Logann (8yrs). They are my most favorite humans in the world. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics with a focus on Interdisciplinary Studies from Midwestern State University in 2010. I've been teaching Math since then. I live in Graham and am so excited to be a part of the Woodson community and your wonderful school district! Math is my passion. I don't expect everyone to love math, however, I do expect everyone to give their best efforts in everything they do. No preconceived "I hate Math/I'm bad at Math" notions allowed. I do things a little differently than traditional grill and drill math teachers. I teach conceptual math, based on strong fundamentals and foundations. I tell the students "there's a lot of ways to Wal-Mart, so just get there..." This means there are many different ways to work a single math problem. I implore and encourage my students to investigate different strategies and find one that works for them. There is NO "right way" to solve a single problem; just get the right solution/answer, regardless of the process. "You don't truly understand anything until you learn it in more than one way." ~Marvin Minsky Thank you for sharing your most precious children with me!!! |