current events Archives - Mary Kienstra

Numbers in the News

By: Mary Kienstra on: March 3, 2015  in: current events, real world math

I worry that  kids think that math only happens in math class.  Although I make our math lessons relevant to my students’ lives, I know sometimes they just don’t notice the connections between real life and math.  This year, I’ve made “Numbers in the News” a point of focus in our class.  I think so far, my […] Read more

Go For the Gold Part 2

By: Mary Kienstra on: February 27, 2014  in: current events, Discussion, Engagement, Math, Olympics

Today was the day!  I have always loved the Olympics and immersing my math students in these Winter Olympics seemed like a great way to show them math in the world.  All three of my classes (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) have been researching a specific event and learning about how math is used.  Today […] Read more