Please watch this video! It can help you feel better about yourself and your child as mathematicians. This video can also help you understand why our focus in math today is less about memorizing algorithms and more about understanding, seeing patterns and finding multiple ways to approach a given problem.
This is a great video to watch and discuss with your child! We saw the video together today! We learned how our brains work and that anything is possible when we set our minds to it!
After we discussed the video, we tackled math problems in creative ways, seeing connections and using patterns to help us. Then we danced to "Try Everything", because this song reminds us of all we learned! Mistakes help us learn and grow our brains! We can do anything--it just takes practice and perseverance!