Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Mathematics: What's the Big Idea?|
We recommend keeping a journal throughout the workshop series so that you can record and comment upon your own learning over the eight weeks of the series. As the series progresses, pay particular attention to changes in your thinking and the implications of the changes.
If you're stuck for what to write about, you may want to answer the Post-Workshop Questions listed in the print material for each workshop. Here are some suggestions to get you started on your first journal entry:
Think about your experiences learning mathematics. Did you enjoy learning math in school? Why or why not? Do you feel confident about your mathematical ability? Did you enjoy algebra? Geometry? What was your favorite thing about math class? Least favorite? Think about one math learning experience that you remember particularly well. (You might want to share your answers to these questions with the other participants at your site when you gather for the first workshop.)
Mathematics: What's the Big Idea?