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Jennifer Suh

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Mathematical Literacy

Math Literacy, according to the PISA’s Math Framework (2015), places the emphasis on the math modeling process and describe it as the “ability of students to analyze, reason and communicate ideas effectively as they pose, formulate, solve and interpret mathematical problems in a variety of situations. The PISA mathematics assessment focuses on real-world problems, moving beyond […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Art of Asking Good Questions

With my work with Mathematical Modeling and Teaching practices, I think hard about the art of asking questions. Harvard Business School article by Pohlmann and Thomas (2015) write about “Relearning the Art of Asking Questions” https://hbr.org/2015/03/relearning-the-art-of-asking-questions The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — […]

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Sparking a sense of Wonder- Curiosity a Pathway to Learning

Curiosity Kids are relentless in their urge to learn and master. As John Medina writes in Brain Rules, “This need for explanation is so powerfully stitched into their experience that some scientists describe it as a drive, just as hunger and thirst and sex are drives.” Curiosity is what makes us try something until we can do […]

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Embracing Failure-Focus on what you do after you fail

Productive Failure and Productive Struggle https://hbr.org/2017/11/how-coca-cola-netflix-and-amazon-learn-from-failure  

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Korea Workshop 2017

Paradigm Shift- Cultural Reform in Mathematics Education in Korea To Foster Positive Dispositions towards Mathematics http://www.anewsa.com/detail.php?number=1220338&thread=09r02 (photo from newspaper) The trip was an invitation from the Korea Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics  (President Wan-Young Cho) to participate in a National Assembly forum to discuss theimportance of enhancing the culture of mathematics education and workshops […]

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Working with Dedicated Democracy Prep Teachers in DC

Today we talked about increasing the rigor to provide meaningful learning for each and every one of our learners! Democracy Prep teachers are dedicated to their students’ learning important mathematics! Enjoying the week with Dr. Toya Frank, Sara Birkhead and Jay Bradley and our teacher leaders from Democracy Prep, Tiana, Lyndon and Jasmin! What a […]

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Math in 3D!

Math in 3D!   To many people, mathematics is seen as a topic of study, a course or content that they remember as problems they saw in textbook- A 2D experience – Flat and unrelated to their real world or daily lives. One of the paradigm shifts needed for many, is Math in 3D! What […]

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

COMPLETE MATH at NCTM and VCTM

Suh, J.M., Birkhead, S., Baker, C., Frank, T., Seshaiyer, P. (April, 2017) Examining Coaching Structures that Supported Mathematics Teacher Learning. Presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio, TX. Suh, J.M. & Matson, K. (April, 2017). Mobilizing Teachers as Researchers to Promote an Innovative Classroom Practice of Implementing Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary […]

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Modeling Mathematical Ideas- Published in 2017!

Developing Strategic Competence in Elementary and Middle School JENNIFER M. SUH AND PADMANABHAN SESHAIYER Modeling Mathematical Ideas combines current research and practical strategies to build teachers and students strategic competence in problem solving.This must-have book supports teachers in understanding learning progressions that addresses conceptual guiding posts as well as students’ common misconceptions in investigating and […]

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Winter Graduation 2016

Congratulations to MASON graduates Winter 2016, especially Dr. Alice Petillo! You did it!