Math, for Real!

May 03, 2017

Math anxiety is very real for a lot of students. “I’m bad at math,” is a common refrain heard by Eva Seijo, upper school math teacher at Chesapeake Bay Academy. When math is presented as a conceptual exercise, it’s often difficult to grasp.  But at CBA we teach math differently.

Ms. Seijo focuses on providing practical applications with her math students. Using experiential learning opportunities like simulations, sports scenarios, and games, Ms. Seijo turns her classroom into the “real world” where students are applying mathematical concepts to real life decisions. Through active engagement with hands-on manipulatives and computer-generated visualization software, students can connect what is taught in the classroom to applications they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

“My goal is to build my student’s confidence level so that math becomes something they are very comfortable with.”

Ms. Seijo doesn’t expect math to become everyone’s favorite subject, especially for those with math anxiety.  But her proudest moments are when those same students master mathematical concepts they never believed they could, building their confidence and empowering them to become more successful mathematicians and young adults!

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