Simple Sunday – Is it Contagious?

There is a big push in our schools to teach math.  Teach more of it and teach it better.  Cody and Carter have been bringing home more math homework and in my studies, as I move forward to obtain my teaching certificate and Master’s in Education, I spend a lot of time looking at and reflecting upon various math curriculums.  In fact that is what I have spend most of this weekend doing.

At the end of lunch today, I busted out some dice and we started doing some random addition problems.  To shake it up I started rolling two dice but hiding one and having the boys solve for the missing part after I give them one part and the whole.  They were rocking it.

Algebra the Disease

I turned to Husband and made some comment about how our boys are awesome algebra wizards.  Cody asked what algebra was and I told him.  He thought about it for a couple seconds and then said matter-of-factly, “Algebra sounds like a disease.”

So there you have it.  Algebra is the latest disease running rampant through our schools.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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12 Responses to Simple Sunday – Is it Contagious?

  1. mimijk says:

    I thought of it as a disease too… 😉

  2. a good disease to have run rampant!

  3. Oh boy…it is a disease and I had a hard time “getting it.”

  4. I think there are many kids to whom algebra sounds like a disease. For me, it was chemistry.

  5. For some reason….I absolutely loved algebra! I often wonder what makes others hate it. Isn’t it weird how brains can work so differently? Good to hear from you and see that you are all doing well!

    • shoes says:

      It is good to get a moment to write a little.

      I rather enjoy some of the concepts of algebra but math was never one of my favorite subjects.

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