Math is a language.

Mathematics describes the world and gives us the power to model (and manipulate) reality--on paper and in our minds. To learn the language of math, students need:

    • Hands-on experience - to build conceptual understanding and connect math lessons to the real world.

    • Direct instruction - to translate those experiences into numbers, equations, graphs and words.

    • Practice - to provide the operational fluency they need as they advance to more complex mathematical tasks.

As a student teacher, I designed lessons and taught math to second graders at PS 166Q (ICT) and PS 183M.

Small group work (2nd Grade ICT)