Jennifer Mathes

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Recent Posts by Jennifer

Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:22 PM in Supporting students who want to learn past the curriculum
Personally, I went to a smaller, disadvantaged high school with no AP classes and little science curriculum. Once I hit college, I struggled immensely, always being behind, trying to catch up, and not understanding concepts the other students had learned in high school. It almost seemed required that in order to succeed in college science classes, you needed to have a solid foundation under you of...

Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:13 PM in Periodic Table
I recently observed a 4th grade classroom learning about the periodic table and noticed a few things NOT to do from that experience. The students drew their own periodic tables and colored in each element a different color, then copied down their atomic number and weights. Though the parts of the atom and the ways the elements differed in each group was gone over briefly, I think it would have bee...