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Building Mathematical Literacy in a Maker Classroom

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by Christa Flores -

In the two years that I have been testing this curriculum, I have noticed that not only have my students (including the self-proclaimed “bad at math” students), but I too am developing a new love and appreciation of math through the work done in our fabrication lab, or FabLab. Having read Mindstorms; Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas by Seymore Papert I was reminded of my new found “crush” on mathematics.

Mindstorms and me as a teacher

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by Nalin Tutiyaphu... -

I like when Seymour explain about the process to develop his writing as the analogy to new perspective to look at learning. The first 'unacceptable draft' that leads to revision with 'critical  eyes' and kind of self-assessment and develop work from feedback into presentable form, these steps made me look at the learning process in the different way. Looking at the mistakes as the opportunity to learn and develop not just for marking as failures  is really the key change.  

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