Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Dreaded Subject

Dum, dum, dum.... it's MATH! (Or had you guessed?)

When I was in teacher's college (not that we call it that...) a lot of my fellow student teachers were almost afraid of teaching math. They talked to me a lot about it since I was one of only two people taking the math teachable on our year, and the only one in my section.

Now, setting aside the fact that I am the 'math person' teaching math is not all that difficult. I think that many of the textbook companies realize that teaching math is not looked upon very fondly and have helped greatly to ease the pain. I mean, seriously, you don't even really need to plan math too much, the teacher's resource for the textbook practically hands you the lesson on a silver platter!

Now as I said in Don't Re-invent the Wheel, once the lesson plan is ready, you have the freedom to be creative. Following this train of thought, math class has the potential to be MORE fun than your other subjects, because you have to spend so little time planning the lesson, you have a lot more time to be inventive and make it fun!

Please comment or send your questions to me at organizingteacher@hotmail.com

Have great day!

Valerie :)


Monica Ricci said...

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, Valerie!! Have a fantastic week!

Valerie McInall said...

You are more than welcome, Monica!