Mrs. Tossava - Math
Believe it or not, we all have a "Math Brain"
Maybe you've never felt anxious in math class. Maybe you have. When we are taught an algorithm (a set procedure for solving a problem) and expected to understand or memorize it and we struggle to do this, often times we don't feel smart and begin to believe we don't have what many call a "math brain." However, mathematics is much more than just numbers and algorithms. It's actually about the THINKING PROCESS we go through to solve problems and being able to see patterns and connections across numbers and their operations. Einstein knew this when he said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to THINK."
As a math educator, I strive to provide experiences that foster this thinking process with imagination and creativity to allow all students to feel not just competent in math, but accomplished!
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."