That’s me–wearing a solar system dress and boots with three-inch long blue fuzz while multiplying binomials
Sam is one of my favorite math bloggers, and I’m honored to be a guest poster on his site! In fact, my guest post today was inspired in part by a post of his about rethinking the “you have to dress up to have authority trope,” “Don’t Judge a Book By…”.
My post starts out focusing on the clothes I chose to wear in my role as a teacher and my different students’ styles. But in the process of writing it, I realized what I was trying to describe wasn’t really about fashion–it was about being comfortable with yourself and asserting your own choices. Moreover, this attitude can totally help us solve math problems!
I really appreciate Sam’s comments at the end of the guest post, especially, how it’s not just about clothing “if you look at it from a slightly different angle.” (Plus he uses the words “bricoleur” and “holla!” within a paragraph of each other!)
Be Yourself, Do What You Love, Wear What You Want (Coder Barbie/Ada Lovelace/Mashable followup)
My Favorite Math Teacher Is a Woman
Encouraging Independent Problem Solving (Subliminally?)