# Author Archives: SJIrish

## Mistakes

Mistakes are a normal process in math. At the start of the school year the students and I talked a lot about mistakes. One of the main points that I stressed was that we are all going to make mistakes this year. What we all need to do is recognize that one has been made … Continue reading

## More on the Math Myth

If the last blog post didn’t have you convinced that “I’m just bad at math” isn’t real here is another source:

## The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’ from The Atlantic

An article recently was published in The Atlantic about the phrase that is uttered in math classrooms all across the world “I’m bad at math”. Below is the article by Miles Kimball and Noah Smith as it originally appeared in The Atlantic on October 28, 2013. The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’ Basic … Continue reading

## 21st Century Skills

The skills that the students today need in order to be successful in future jobs are not necessarily the same skills that we needed or learned about in school. This new set of skills is referred to as 21st Century Skills. One of the simplest definitions comes from Curriculum 21 where they define 21st Century Skills … Continue reading