Morning Coffee – 10 August 2020

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One of the best ways we can help our children learn mathematics (or anything else) is to always be learning ourselves.

Here are a few stories to read with your morning coffee this week:

“The happy truth about doing math with your kids is that it’s way more fun than you’re expecting it to be. It’s not about right answers, and it’s not about speed. It’s about playing, counting, building, sorting, and studying the wonderful, colorful world around us.”

—Dan Finkel and Katherine Cook
How to help your kids fall in love with math: a guide for grown-ups

“I know for a lot of my career, for most questions I asked in the classroom, I was listening for the answers I wanted to hear, and as soon as I heard them I would move on. I had to change how I questioned students and ask about ideas and not answers. Then I had to listen to students and not for the answers.”

—Sara VanDerWerf
What is the most important question you should ask in mathematics?

CREDITS: Feature photo (top) by Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash. “Morning Coffee” post format inspired by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader.

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