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Mapping the Math Brain
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Mapping the Math Brain is a segment from the 2020 school division Math PD (02-04-2020),

GOALS OF THIS SEGMENT:
- Introduce a brain-based educational model of math by identifying three basic neural codes which format numbers in the brain.
- Explore the role of three primary neurocognitive processes, with respect to math problem-solving ability.
- Provide an attached summary of:
- Neurological processes with associated math skills
- Math implications related to cognitive processing challenges
- Suggested interventions

(Information acquired from Feifer (2019) and Taylor (2018) workshop presentations.)

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Anne Sloboda
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Why do people get so anxious about math? - Orly Rubinsten
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This excellent video about Math Anxiety examines a variety of topics including: the cause of math anxiety, the impact it has working memory and learning, and how we can try to reduce this anxiety.

This video was watched as part of Sun West's "Math the Big Picture" PD, as part of "The Big 5". This is important to consider when setting the stage for learning.

Teachers completed an activity where they created a "Top 10 Ways to Squash Math Anxiety" list. You can find this handout in the PD resource by copying and pasting this web address into a browser. https://resourcebank.ca/authoring/3212-math-at-sun-west-professional-learning-day-1

If you watch this video on your own there are questions on the right to help you think, dig deeper and discuss what you see!

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Orly Rubinsten
Date Added:
02/11/2020