Throughout my elementary through high school years, I was (one of, I’m sure many) who struggled in math, which then led to disliking math. It wasn’t until a college class that taught elementary math where I was blown away of how fun math could be! Now, as a teacher, I can truly say that I ENJOY math and I love watching the little ones investigate through hands-on activities, group/partner discussions, extensions, etc.
Curricula and standards are always changing, yes. But it’s our jobs to make it engaging and enjoyable! 😊