What I was hoping for with the boys and math

When I started making math movies with the boys my goal was to show other kids what kids doing math can look like. There are examples everywhere of adults doing math, so kids can see those examples with no problem. There aren’t nearly as many examples of what it looks like when kids work through problems, though.

So, 5 years into it we are all pretty comfortable in front of the camera and my younger son – just by luck – is making exactly the videos that I was dreaming about in the beginning.

Below are the last two ones we’ve made. They show him working through algebra problems. Nothing fancy, nothing speedy, but really nice work through the problems. I love the way he thinks through problems and think that other kids might enjoy these examples showing what a kid doing math can look like.