**Imagine-It: I-Image**

Math is all around us. In order for students to become mathematicians, they will need essential understanding of math. Students should make personal connections to math or see themselves as mathematician. The student should understand what they know and don’t know. The ability to make a personal connection will also help students to see the math in math. Understand the why behind the concepts they learn and better understand the importance of the skill. These understandings and mathematical connections will lead to the most important connection of all, “mathematics in the real world”. How we use math in our everyday lives to improve the quality of life. These images helps to explain my thought of mathematical connection. The brain is where our student store the information that they are exposed to. Learning how to tap into that knowledge and apply it. Math is everywhere. We can look at a beautiful butterfly and see math and ask why and how. The math students learn in class is prevalent in the real world. Learning and understanding math will sustain them throughout their lives.

**I-Video **

My idea is grounded in the understanding that math is all around. We need math to live. Understanding, this brought me to the realization that students must know themselves as mathematicians. In order for students to be successful in math, they must be able to identify what they know and don’t know. This awareness is the first step towards the confidence they need. Having this confidence allows for students to feel free to learn about the math that takes place in the math class. Students can engage more in rich project based learning activities that will help them to demonstrate their level of understanding.

The inspiration for this video came from recognizing that the students I teach every year are not making the connections to math that are needed for them to learn the content and demonstrate their level of understanding. They learn individual skills and are not capable of connecting it to the real world. So this video will allow for students to see the role math will play in their everyday lives.

I created this video used www.Youtube.com/editor, this tool was very helpful but also limited.

The inspiration for this video came from recognizing that the students I teach every year are not making the connections to math that are needed for them to learn the content and demonstrate their level of understanding. They learn individual skills and are not capable of connecting it to the real world. So this video will allow for students to see the role math will play in their everyday lives.

I created this video used www.Youtube.com/editor, this tool was very helpful but also limited.