My name is Federica and I am a proud mother of four and an enthusiastic math & science teacher. I have only been teaching for less than 2 years in a public middle school (6th 7th & 8th grade).
I love trying out different teaching methods to engage my students and commit them to their own learning experience.
I think technology is a very important tool in today's education and I always encourage students and their families to use it!
WHY MATHS 2.0
I somehow try to engage my students with math games and visual math so that they get less frustrated than they said they were before entering middle school. I feel they underestimate their abilities and they are not involved in their own learning experience. That's what I want to foster in my students: self esteem!!!
My students are aged 11 through 14 and most of them own smartphones, tablets or computers. They like using technology to learn Math: geogebra, excel, quizzes, videos,... They also like working on hands-on activities in groups. I always ecourage them to use visual and performing arts to explain what they have learnt.
BRINGING THE REAL WORLD INTO YOUR MATHS CLASSROOM
We are starting a brand new PBL activity but first we need to set the groups around a table. How many different ways can we arrange the kids of a group? Consider the preferences/needs each of them has (for example if one is left handed or absolutely needs a specific peer's help)