Stuck in an Elevator

Can’t learning be boring sometimes? We want to try and make learning more fun. If you want to help us, watch this video to learn about how you can. The first reason that you should help us is because there are many kids that don’t like math. If we can make math more fun, more and more kids will want to do it. And, it is important for kids to learn new math skills. We want to come up with a new way to teach these skills. The last reason you should watch our video is because many people say they aren’t good at math. We can make a fun way to teach these skills so that more people can become better at math.

 

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Last day!

The most rewarding part of our project was getting to see the kids having fun while doing math. We could tell that they learned new math skills from us. They also learned how to work as a team or in partners. It was fun to see how exited the kids got about learning. It was good to know that we had accomplished our goal.

This week, we played our last game with the second graders. Next we will need to start working on our speech. In the next couple of weeks we will need to work on our speeches. We will need to go through all of our pictures. We will also need to create a slide show for our presentation.

I am kind of nervous for our speeches. I don’t really like the idea of having to talk about our project in front of a lot of people. To get our speech together, we need to write our speech. We plan on doing this when we get an outline for the speech. We also need to get all of our pictures together and create a slideshow for our presentation.

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Preparing for Speeches!

We have finished playing our games with the second graders. It was a lot of fun to see the kids having fun while learning. They learned new math skills and they also learned how to work as a team and new creative thinking skills. Reagan and I learned a lot of new skills too. We learned how the kids learned best, what skills they already knew, and how to teach them. We also learned how we could actually help the kids and how to be patient with them.

We have already finished all of our project. Our next step is to start our speeches.

If I could change something, I would have tried to make different games. As we were playing the games, we noticed that the kids were all at different levels. We should have made different games for each level. I think the kids would’ve benefited from that more. We tried to make our games different levels by saying different questions, but I still think it would’ve been better to make different games. I am very pretty good about our project.

2016 - Mexico - Zihuatanejo - Smile

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