Article four summary “i hate math”

The Assignment

For this assignment you will summarize the article from the Child Care journal FA 2009  “I Hate Math”    all09_math.pdf all09_math.pdf – Alternative Formats   

(Click on the link to open the article- if you are unable to open the document, contact your instructor). 

Summarize the article by answering the three questions listed below. Each question should have an answer that has a minimum of 5  sentences. Please make sure you read the statement on Plagiarism. Also, do not copy and paste the article- that is plagiarism.  Title must be included.


1.  What is the main focus of the article? Summarize this in your own words

2.  What are three ways teachers can change their mindset about disliking math? How can they “break the cycle?’ (choose 2 of the 4 to discuss)

3.  What strategies will you implement when trying to reframe teaching math in your classroom with the children?  What specifically will you do in your classroom to promote positive math experiences?  (your strategies for classroom implementation should come from the “vision in practice” sections).  Choose a minimum of 2 to discuss. 

Grading Criteria

20 points – Three paragraphs are included, each paragraph has a minimum of five sentences

20 points – First paragraph summarizes the main focus of the article

30 points – Second paragraph summarizes three strategies from the article

30 points – Third paragraph gives specific strategies/ideas you will use when working with young children.

Points are deducted for errors in grammar and spelling.  Points are deducted for errors in grammar and spelling.  Also noted is clarity of the summary and students comprehension of the content. 


Texas Child Care Journal FA 2009 Article link: “I Hate Math- What We Want Young Children NOT To Learn.”   fall09_math.pdf all09_math.pdf – Alternative Formats  

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