Problem-Solving in Math and Life

Do you remember walking into math class? Did you ever have a knot in your stomach?

6th Grade Math & Science teacher Annie Malekzadeh recently took some time to address student anxiety around math with an exercise focused on problem-solving.

First, students shared examples of what they are fearful of when they walk into math class.


Then, they shared examples of what they do when presented with a problem in life.


A great discussion followed about how the problem-solving strategies that students are learning in life apply in math and vice versa.

What are your problem-solving strategies in math? How about in life?


Images: Annie Malezadeh


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