Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
This study was based on my experience as a new teacher, teaching math to a group of third graders. The purpose was to examine my methods of planning and teaching in order to better understand how I was learning and changing my views on teaching math. I gathered information by reading educational theorists, observing the children in my group, recording anecdotes and writing about my planning process. I gained inspiration from readings of Piaget's and other cognitive theorists, I gained insights from the ways my children responded to my lessons and I discovered that using manipulatives, examples that the children could relate to and a touch of fun were the foundations of my teaching philosophy.
Terte, E. (1991). Teaching Third Grade Math : A Learning Experience. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/262