In this episode, Kim Vanderspek talks about solving puzzles and teaching others to do the same by using technology to visualize math by quilting, sewing, Playdough, and other mediums. She also explains why failure is an important part of success, and why perseverance matters over content.
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Kim Vanderspek: @kvdspek
02:03 – Kim’s Superpower: Being able to solve puzzles and problems and teaching others to do the same.
05:39 – Speaking and Teaching Math
11:44 – Using Technology to Visualize Math: Quilting, Sewing, Playdough, Boxes
13:53 – Incorporating Programming Into Math Classes
16:01 – Specialization and Efficiency
1 of the best ways to teach math is to teach sewing. The best way to teach engineering is to teach costuming! As musical season starts, here’s my biggest engineering project (2016) – and I have a masters in M.E.! #ITeachMath and #costuming and #sewing! #Cinderella pic.twitter.com/aL1uQvONWm
— Kim Spek (@kvdspek) November 12, 2017
27:06 – Talking About Process, Mistakes, and Failures
34:56 –Teaching Problem Solving and Failure
39:08 – Perseverance Over Content
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