I have taught 5th, 6th, and 7th grade math for 9 years. If I had to choose my favorite, it would probably be 5th grade. I really enjoy the 5th grade curriculum.
I try to be unpredictable in effort to have my students excited to come to class. I love to teach using games but also spend time preparing them for the unfortunate necessity of assessments in effort to lower their anxiety on the day of the assessment. I have researched math anxiety in low performing students and research shows that routine preparation will lower their anxiety on the day of the assessment.
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I am one course away from completing my Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics K-12! I will graduate in May 2017. It will be worth the journey!
Mom, Wife, Teacher, Reader, Runner, Grad Student!!!