I’d like for you to begin writing your automathography. By this I mean: start writing an account of the story that you tell to yourself about what your mathematical experiences have been. What experiences of mathematics have you had that have stood out to you? Maybe you’ll analyze these experiences, but the important part right now is to start dredging up memories of how you’ve interacted with mathematics. This is important, because how you’ve experienced mathematics affects the values and attitudes about it that you carry forward and share with your students.

Really fleshing out this automathography for yourself will extend over these next four weeks–and maybe beyond. Over the next few days, though, please take at least one of your experiences and write it up in a way that you’re happy with sharing with your fellow participants.  I’ll share a story of my own with you all tomorrow. Please post yours somewhere by this Wednesday.


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