Edspiration: Math Can Be Fun!
As a child, math was my least favorite subject and I struggled the most with it. At 21 years old I was diagnosed with dyscalculia. It is basically dyslexia but with numbers. Not a surprise. What might surprise you (or won’t because I think teachers are alike in this sense) is that I love teaching math. I am also pretty great at teaching it. Somehow I know how to explain everything that was so confusing for me so it isn’t confusing for others. Teaching math challenges me, which is another reason why I like it.
This activity with hands on learning in was my inspiration this week. I was always better at geometry than anything else, probably because its so visual and was taught hands on. These perimeter and area robots are adorable. I know me as a math student would have loved it and done really well with it. It channels the creative side in kids and also helps them learn without them knowing they are learning (the best way of learning!). It’s like word games or math games, they consider it games but the teacher considers it learning.
If I end up teaching a grade where I need to teach the basic skill of area and perimeter I would definitely try this!