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Old 08-07-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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I was reading an article on the NEA website today and it mentioned things to do on the first few days and one thing was for students to make a "mathography."

The author talked about using a graphic organizer, but never included what hers had looked like. Any ideas? I'd like to do this in my 6th and 7/8th grade math classes.

Here's the bit from a book with the idea...

d. Write a “mathography” in which you describe your
feelings about and experiences in mathematics, both in
and out of school. Include the completion of the
statement: What I like most (or least) about math is ...


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I haven't heard about that one, but I have seen "Math About Me" poster. I created one about me and I'm having the kids do one. I found it on Pinterest.

https://sites.google.com/a/ramapocen.../math-about-me
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Love the "Math About Me" poster. I am so going to use it this year Thanks for sharing!!!
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http://www.aug.edu/~lcrawford/Web_32...athography.htm

It has these questions as prompts:
Are you "good" at mathematics? Explain.
§ Do you like some areas of mathematics better than others? If so, which ones do you like or dislike? Why do you like or dislike them?

§ Describe your most memorable experience in learning mathematics.

§ Why do you want to teach mathematics?

§ What do you think it means to teach mathematics?

§ What do you think it means to learn mathematics?

§ What would you like to tell me that I didn't ask?
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