Magazine article AMLE Magazine

New Year's Resolutions

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

New Year's Resolutions

Article excerpt

Welcome to 2015! Have you begun working on your New Year's resolutions? My friends and family long ago stopped asking me about my New Year's resolutions because my answer was always the same: I don't make New Year's resolutions.

But this year I do have a resolution, thanks to something Jessica Ivy shares in her article about math homework (page 21). Jessica talks about how she responds to parents who complain that they and their children are "just not good at math" by reminding them that "we are not a society of innately math people and non-math people."

This got me thinking about labels. I put myself at the head of the "just not good at math" line because, well, math really doesn't interest me. It never did. So I married an accountant. I am a "word person." My husband is a "numbers guy" and what a great combination we are! …

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