Build Math Confidence January 2022 Volume 152
Upcoming Math Education Events
Thursday January 13 How to Make Math Count in person Long Island NY
Friday March 18 LIMACON in person Long Island NY
Math Teacher Lounge with Fawn Nguyen
In this interview from Amplify's Math Teacher Lounge, "Do the last problem first" is
Fawn Nguyen's advice for teachers as the end of unit content is often the most engaging and challenging material. According to Fawn, "problem solving is what we do, when we don't know what to do" and that students learn best when there is an "element of surprise and tension". She also shares why problem solving is so important: "Problem solving levels the playing field -- our world is filled with unsolved problems."
My Name My Identity: A Declaration of Self
The My Name My Identity Pledge is to
  • Show respect to others’ names and identities in schools by pronouncing students’ names correctly
  • Be a model for students by sharing information and resources about showing respect to others’ names and identities
  • Spread the word about the importance of respecting others’ names and identities
  • Share my name story on social media
  • Be proud of who I am and celebrate our differences
Triangle Circle Square Books
These fun and delightful 3 Math themed books in the Math Trilogy are for the 5-9 age group and will get kids smiling while learning about shapes. The books include: Triangle, Square and Circle. The books are available in Hardcover, Paperback or Kindle (99 cents).
From the Art of the Picture Book: Triangle, Square and Circle
Brain Puzzler
A snail is at the bottom of a 12-foot well. She climbs up 3 feet during the day, but slides back 2 feet each night. How many days will it take her to get out of the well?
For the answer and solution to December's Brain Puzzler click here
Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz