Two weeks ago, Big Ideas Learning met with administrators in Michigan for the Big Ideas Math Symposium. Teachers and Administrators had the opportunity to meet and talk with authors Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell as well as meet and talk with Denise McDowell, Barb Webber and users of the Big Ideas Math program.
Recently, Cherie Maher, a math teacher from the Troy School District shared with us her wonderful story and picture:
“I enjoyed and appreciated everything I learned today at the Big Ideas Conference. Thanks for your hard work to help us implement this new book.”
“I wanted to share a funny story… Tonight, I showed my new Big Ideas T-shirt to my boys that are in 3rd grade and 10th grade. Immediately, they both shouted out their answers to how many 1/2’s are in 1/4. The 10th grader shouted out ‘2’ and the 3rd grader shouted out ‘that’s easy, 1/2!’ My 10th grader gave a condescending smile, and my 3rd grader gave a sheepish grin. It was great to see their reactions when they found out that the younger brother was right!”
“I have another son in 8th grade who was not around at the time, but later I asked him. His response was ‘2, no 8!!!’ “
(Cherie Maher with her sons)
Thanks for the great story and even better picture, Cherie! Do you have a story about the Big Ideas Math program? Let us know in the comments below!