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School board hears how math improves student confidence

Math is cool again.

That’s the message La Conner School Board members heard during their one-hour public meeting Monday night.

Math teachers Dan Hansen and Julia Johnson shared with the board via Zoom how the district’s new curriculum has contributed to greater content mastery and perhaps more important, increased student confidence and development of critical thinking skills.

Hansen noted how his students now appreciate the role geometry plays in everyday life.

“They realize how geometry fits into the world,” said Hansen. “It’s so prevalent in engineering and construction.”

Hansen said La Con...

 

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