The Robertson Center Presents: The Real Value of Math Class
In too many math classes across the country, kids — often in frustrated tones — have asked the age-old question: Why do I need to learn this? With procedures and formulas (and calculators and smartphones) always at the ready, maybe you, as an educator, have even wondered the same thing.
In our Real Value of Math Class Webinar, we’ll share thoughts about the power and potential of math class in hopes of shifting hearts and minds about the purpose of learning math. We’ll discuss why it’s so important for educators to view math class as a time for kids to do their most creative, original thinking and talk about how authentic engagement with math can set students up for strong thinking and reasoning in life.
As educators, you’ll walk away with some of our favorite tips and tools for supporting and encouraging going beyond the answer in your classroom or school — and hopefully, with a new perspective on math as a profound tool for thinking.
The Robertson Center at Success Academy is where educational thinkers and changemakers come together to advance learning for all children. Through programming and content, we aim to amplify what’s working in Success Academy schools, share our lessons learned about creating strong K-12 education communities, and create space to learn with our external peers.