Here we boldly go…

I have been given the privilege of joining a group of learners in my district that is exploring math in elementary called “Math Rocks”! This is my first post on my first blog which is why I chose my favorite quote for my tagline:

“Without change there would be no butterflies.” -Unknown

I realize this journey will be challenging and exciting, may involve changing some thinking on my part, and I can’t wait to grow alongside my peers! I have to confess, I’m also super excited that we are going to be exploring MATH! I have always enjoyed math, mostly because I’m a rule follower and as a kid I was taught to follow certain rules and I would get the right answers. I love getting the right answer!! Luckily, I’ve been involved in some amazing professional development both inside and outside of my school district which has taught me that there is actually more to math than just following rules, and working with students for 14 years has shown me there is definitely more to math than the “right” answers. The more I learn, the more intrigued I become about how┬áinteresting and mystical math really is. (yes, I realize this makes me a huge math dork, and I’m ok with that)

So, in conclusion, I would like to publicly declare my goal for this Math Rocks cohort. To Boldly Go, where no man has gone before in the name of Math…actually several people have gone before, but it’s my first time, and I love me some Star Trek. But I do plan to go boldly and realize there may be moments of discomfort and frustration but it will all be worth it in the end. I look forward to the enhancing, changing, and transforming of my own ideas and practices in the name of Math!