Hey Mocha Family!
If you're with me in real life, you know that I have tremendous respect for math, but while I live with an extremely enthusiastic mathematician, I'm just surviving. I think Mammoth Curriculum may be changing this situation for me.
I'm not going to lie that using this is as easy and convenient as other curriculum in my past, I mean, I am truly being stretched. I need to really think when my girls ask me a question and sometimes I find myself asking them to skip it until later so that I can go do some research to find the right answer. I am putting more work in than ever before, but I love the fact that I am modeling this kind of effort for my girls. Hopefully, my brain will grow and all of this will get easier, or at least more comfortable.
I've heard that some math teachers will insist that their students figure things out for themselves no matter how long it takes. I've always been horrified by this approach. What if it takes a REALLY long time? What if we NEVER find a solution? I never thought I had time for that. I'm excited to explore the value of making time.