Prepare a paper based on the Marilyn Burns book. The paper should be 3-4 pages in length and written in a narrative style. The paper should include, but is not limited, to:
• Critique and analysis of the book. What is your opinion of the content presented in Marilyn Burn’s book? How do you feel about the style of writing she chooses to use in her book? How does her presentation of material help or hinder your understanding of the relevance of learning mathematical concepts?
• Personal reflection. Do you relate to any of the negative aspects of the scenarios Marilyn presents? Why or why not? If so, what may have made your experiences more positive? If not, why do you feel you developed positive attitudes towards math?
• Application to mathematics education. How does what you read apply to learning/teaching math today? What specific techniques/methods can you use in your own classroom that will make math learning fun and relevant to preschoolers through second graders?
• Application to personal life. How does this impact you in your home life? What have you learned that you can apply to life outside of the classroom?
Marilyn Burns Rubric