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Talk nerdy to me — it’s Wednesday: Mad Math edition

October 19, 2011

It’s important to get hands-on with arithmetic lessons.

So besides going back to school for some masochistic post-grad-work (I couldn’t stay away forever), I’ve also been teaching mathematics to below-level fourth and fifth graders. I really like it. But it’s kept me busy. These are students who dislike math and need new ways to connect with their material: I’m trying to use a lot of concrete examples.

Anyone had a disconnect with math in their youth and recall lessons which resonated more strongly than the ol’ drill and kill? I’ve got ideas of my own but, with these scamps, I can’t have enough.

Happy Wednesday!

December 2, 2009

I know I have used this picture before …

Wednesday and her dolly, Marie Antoinette.

… but I still think it is just about the most adorable thing ever. Lisa Loring as Wednesday on the 1960’s television series The Addams Family.

Got my kidlet’s first parent-teacher conference in a bit, here. Incredibly nervous!