Melanie petten: a math auto-biography what math looked like in my classroom: mathematics was one of my least favourite subjects going through school. Math for me has always been an indifferent part of my life i didn’t learn to read a clock with hands until i was in the 3 rd grade i had an even harder time memorizing my multiplication tables in the 4 th grade. Mathematics of the greeks and the mayans mathematics is the study of time, space, structure, and quantity which is used to calculate almost anything in the world from the amount of atoms in an element to calculating the air pressure in a room.
I realized i liked math when i was in 2nd grade my teacher gave our class a sheet of 100 addition and subtraction problems to do in five minutes she told us to do as many as we could. I start every semester with a mathematical autobiography each student submits his or her own story describing their history as a learner of mathematics. Write an autobiography about your math experiences it should be written in paragraph form, using complete sentences and correct grammar it will be scored with the khsd writing rubric. Order details/description part awriteyour personal math autobiography: write a brief (250 to 500 words) history of your math education use 3 or more of the conceptual questions below to guide your writing: what are your best descriptions of both positive and/or negative experiences that influence how you feel about learning math.
Math autobiographies have helped me understand my students and help them as learners the goal is to understand how they feel about math and why they feel that way we start by reviewing the sample math autobiography in joan countryman's book, writing to learn mathematics. View homework help - mathematics autobiography from edel 440 at columbia college mathematics autobiography feelings about mathematics i began middle school well at least i thought i began middle. September 2012 my math autobiography for this paper i will be writing about my experiences with math i will talk about my feelings about math, my good and bad math years, and what i expect from myself this year. Autobiography worksheet: practice writing your own autobiography information: people worksheet, social studies worksheet, writing worksheet.
My math autobiography early experiences one of the earliest memories about math that i have are the counting blocks we used in kindergarten we had ones, tens, and hundred blocks in which we used to learn to count and add. History of math autobiography when i first started to learn math i thought that it was the most fun thing to doit seemed so simple and when my teacher said that i got a question right i would jump for joy. View essay - math autobiography july 11 from educ 301 at liberty university educ 301 math autobiography irene foster educ 301 mathematics according to merriam-webster dictionary is the science of.
January 19, 2014 med 300 math autobiography math can be very tricky for some people, easily making it their least favorite subject for me, it's different. My mathematical autobiography venu m kotha september 13, fall 2006 mathematical background: mathematics has been in my life for a long time now, it is so interesting. Part a write your personal “math autobiography”: write a brief (250 to 500 words) history of your math education use 3 or more of the conceptual questions below to guide your writing:. Writing a math autobiography the first day of class for me is very structured i do a number of brief activities designed both to get students talking to one another and to provide me with time to learn their names. I recently read a very interesting opinion piece: asking students to write a math autobiography as the first assignment of the semester i may try this out in a future semester.
Name: math autobiography: assignment i community school for social justice fall 2004 and yourself as a math student assignment: write your personal history as a math student going as far back as you can. Mathematics autobiography when the school year starts there is laughter and smiles and chaos students find out where their friends lockers are and exchange schedules. Math ed matters is a monthly column sponsored by the mathematical association of america and authored by dana ernst and angie hodge the column explores topics and current events related to undergraduate mathematics education. Front page forums chapter 01 forum math autobiographies this topic contains 68 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by tiffany coffey 1 year ago.
This math autobiography handouts & reference is suitable for 4th - 10th grade young scholars reflect on their experiences as a young mathematicians with this series of autobiography writing prompts. I got this activity from a book called writing to learn mathematics, and i've used it each year since i've read the booki ask kids to write a math autobiography on the first day of school.
My math autobiography assignment by: natalie sarra in the past (my experiences the what) growing up i felt as though i faced barriers and experienced different treatment to learning, specifically in the area of mathematics. I do not have many great memories of math, but i remember in kindergarten loving math i believe it was because kindergarten was counting on my fingers and blocks, which my kindergarten teacher made extremely fun. I consider mathematics as a very important tool in life my first real memories with mathematics began in my elementary years i use to bring home assignments of several pages in order to master the basic arithmetic principles. Though math has never held an honored place in my heart, i now see how far its bounds extend throughout our lives thinking back on those hazy, lazy days of earliest childhood, i remember, back when i was two, the first time i ever laid eyes on a giant popsicle my parents gave me.