How often have you heard someone say, “I’m not good at math,”or, “I’ve never been a ‘math person’”? As math educators, we’re used to parents, students, fellow teachers — and even strangers — sharing their math struggles with us.
But math doesn’t have to be cringeworthy. Math instruction has evolved quite a bit since we were children. Gone are the days of focusing extensively on math drills alone. Utah students are instead learning more conceptual approaches to math. Our teachers encourage curiosity about math and strive to create safe learning environments that make space for students to productively struggle — and it’s working.
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