Stefanie bengel as i read all of this weeks post i

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Stefanie BengelAs I read all of this week’s post I noticed that some of us had negative experiences in mathematics while others had more positive experiences. I agree with student who stated in the video the “you need to know how to count change at the store.” (Laureate Education, 2012).This is a true statement; I children do need to know how to count because they will be using mathematics in the real world. I am a teacher like yourself where I try to use real-life experiences in mathematics that the students can relate. I agree that students sitting at a desk just completing a worksheet is not teaching them a lot. I have several groups with my classroom that the students are working on different tasks. They are playing games while learning the task. The students show a sign of pure enjoyment while engaging in mathematics. I wish that my teachers had used some these research based strategies, I probably would have had a better love for mathematics. When I first started teaching mathematics to my students, I was one of those teachers that was nervous since mathematics was not my strong subject, but I was willing to give it my best. As I read the text this week the authors stated that you should “prepare yourself by developing a positive attitude toward the subject of mathematics” (Van de Walle, Karp, & Bay-Williams, 2016, p. 11.)ReferenceVan de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M. (2016). Elementary and middle schoolmathematics: Teaching developmentally (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publication.Laureate Education (Producer). (2010b). Designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment:Education today [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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