Damaging but Real attitudes toward math
My friend, and math mentor when I was teaching is Kit Luce. It was her friendship that allowed me to admit my anxiety in teaching math. She gave me the confidence to go to her when I did not understand what the math was about that I was supposed to be teaching. This was a huge gift. Too often, we teachers were taught math badly, and are passing on attitudes and poor math knowledge to our students. We don't want to, but not everyone has a friend who is non-judgmental and allows us to ask for help.
This course will start you on your journey to confidence in math. One of the assignments is to create a concept map based on what students say and feel about math. This is my response to this assignment.