Thursday, April 23, 2015

Changing Our Math Mindset

I am always looking for more activities and methods with math to make learners fall in love with math and stay in love with the joy of learning.  Any tool that will pull us in and compel our curiosity is powerful.  We found the flexagons templates on The Hexagon-flexagons were on a sight called There are many sights for these little manipulative a printout templates and a variety of variations of shapes. There are also many You Tube tutorials on flexagons. One of my personal favorites is the Vi Hart channel on You Tube.

Vi Hart has charming tutorials on math topics and her short videos are filled with thrilling math concepts, her lessons are fun and sensorally compelling. All of these resources make math fun and joy in learning changes a negative mindset.  I look at it as cultivating the math mind so little seeds will grow.  Vi Hart has a plethora of Happy Math Mindset mathematical ideas and her video montages are a fine resource for any digital library.

Here is our video tutorial of the manipulative  We made.

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving this series you're doing and can't wait to see what's next. Thanks. Tania