Enhancing Mathematics Learning and Understanding through Problem Solving
As an elementary school teacher, I believe fostering strong math skills in students builds confidence and helps position them for success in school and as lifelong learners. I returned to graduate study in Mathematics Leadership to deepen my content knowledge and gain insight about effective instructional methods. I am committed to becoming a valuable resource for math learning throughout my school community. Experiential learning has been at the foundation of my graduate education, guiding me to ask better questions of my students. While conducting action research, I have been looking at asking open-ended questions to help my students develop their problem-solving skills. My studies inspired me to create a Math Activities Night for students' families and my colleagues. It's been a way to bridge classroom learning and develop family support of instruction. This has been a key step in bringing what I've learned in graduate study back to my school.