By: Nili Pearlmutter, Math Coach
In grades 1 through 5, teachers launched their math curriculum with a week of “inspirational math” from Youcubed. Students learned that believing that they can learn math and making mistakes actually helps their brains grow! They also engaged in a range of math activities, from visualizing numbers to making graphs to solving math puzzles. If you would like to learn more about Youcubed, a website founded by Jo Boaler of Stanford University.
They have free resources for students, parents, and teachers. And if you are interested in seeing Jo Boaler lead an activity on visualizing numbers similar to one our students did, watch it here.