I love math. That’s not something a lot of 23-year-old communications majors will tell you. A lot of them will say they got into communications to use more words, less math. It’s such a common statement that when I went into the math department as a freshman to ask if there was a statistics program […]

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Getting students to do well in math can start with a smile. School is starting so let’s have an ATTITUDE CHECK! What do you say when someone says, do you like math? Do you say: Math is Awesome!! I love math!!! I am a math enthusiast!!! Even if you don’t think those things you […]

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In elementary school, I felt safe. Math was fun, inviting, and I felt comfortable being around my classmates. Connecting problem to answer was enjoyable and the many activities I adored were helping me grow into a good math student, but when it was time for my class to move up to middle school, my outlook […]

Math is often seen as a flat subject without much practical use in the real world. You’ll hear everyone from junior high students to parents of children say “When am I ever going to need to use this?” when talking about math as a beneficial subject. As a result, students become disconnected with the practical […]