Family Math Night

The AES Middle School Math Team, parents and students enjoyed a wonderful Family Math Night on Tuesday, September 6th. Students and parents had fun opportunities for their brains to grow as they engaged in puzzling about math together. 

“The researchers found that when students were given problems to solve, and they did not know methods to solve them, but they were given opportunity to explore the problems, they became curious, and their brains were primed to learn new methods, so that when teachers taught the methods, students paid greater attention to them and were more motivated to learn them. The researchers published their results with the title “A Time for Telling,” and they argued that the question is not “Should we tell or explain methods?” but “When is the best time do this?”
― Jo BoalerMathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

Some students think their role in math classrooms is to memorize all the steps and methods. Other students think their role is to connect ideas. These different strategies link, unsurprisingly, to achievement, and the students who memorize are the lowest achieving in the world.”
― Jo BoalerWhat’s Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success
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