I listened to Maria’s recording and it was a lot of valuable information being talked about. Before coming into this class I never used to look at blogs or webinars. Actually the only blog I go to regularly is a celebrity gossip blog haha. And just like Carolyn Lesser I don’t have a twitter and I’m 22. So many of my friends talk about the conversations that go on in twitter and it’s really surprising. I thought twitter was all about nonsense stuff but people are having thoughtful and intelligent conversation on there. I think I’m going to create a twitter soon to meet gain more resources and meet new people. I found the twitter post about stereotype threat theory very interesting. Growing up you always hear about how girls are smarter than boys but it’s my first time hearing about a theory about girls being worse in math and that there is a theory about it. I agree that it’s the teacher’s job to make that “theory” disappear.
In elementary school I loved doing Escher patterns. We got worksheets a lot in class to color in and find the pattern. If I remember correctly in art class we made our own Escher pattern. When we were done we brought them into math class and explained it to our class. I think patterns are beneficial for kids to start learning math.