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Jennifer Suh

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Grant for Teachers and Leaders

These are some smaller grants that I have seen success with teachers/leaders: https://www.nctm.org/Grants/ Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants (Pre-K-12) Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12 for the innovative use of technology and other tools to “help teachers and students visualize […]

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

MSRI focusing on Math Modeling!

http://www.msri.org/workshops/919  Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2019: Mathematical Modeling in K-16: Community and Cultural ContextsMarch 06, 2019 – March 08, 2019 OrganizersJulia Aguirre (University of Washington – Tacoma), LEAD Cynthia Anhalt (University of Arizona), Staffas Broussard (The Algebra Project), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Sol Garfunkel (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)), Genetha Gray (Salesforce), Maria Hernandez (North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics), LEAD Rachel Levy (MAA – […]

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Tapping into the Sense of Wonder in Math

Sense of Wonder and curiosity is innately wired in human beings. http://www.5280math.com/noticing-and-wondering/ https://www.mathhooks.com/ http://robertkaplinsky.com/lessons/ There are a number of resources available as sources of great, engaging mathematics tasks. Michigan-developed MAISA CCSSI Units (Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators – Common Core State Standards Initiative) Grades:  kindergarten through high school The MAISA project has taken the CCSS-M and […]

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 […]