Some teacher friends and I decided to write about the Math misconceptions we have seen in our classrooms and the ways we help students to overcome them. We've seen everything from students thinking that they are bad at Math (so often) to misreading the height of a triangle to thinking a negative exponent makes a negative number. Oh and fractions! Yes, those dreaded fractions! And have you ever heard, "Just tell me the answer!"? We have too!
I LOVE Math misconceptions. They are a great opportunity to undo, well, a misconception, that has probably been brewing for years. What other misconceptions have you seen? We'd love to hear from you and about the ways you help students overcome them!
Math Misconceptions in the Secondary Classroom