ISS Degerloch campus students were fortunate to meet and have a session with author and math extraordinaire, David Schwartz this Wednesday and Thursday. David dazzled his audiences with really BIG numbers. We learned how big a Googol was ( a 1 with a 100 zeroes), about exponents, about proportional ratios, what 10 000 pieces of popcorn looks like and for the older students why there is math when a hippo makes a grunting noise.
David inspired so many of our students. He gave us a message that we all can come up with big, interesting ideas and in fact, children are particularly good at this. David explained that many of his ideas for writing came from the things he wondered about as a child. He told us he used to ask many many questions as a child and these questions were the building blocks of his books which he then wrote as an adult. Of course this fits into our learning framework at ISS and is something that is encouraged and supported every day in the classroom, it is something we call; being an Inquirer.
ISS Sindelfingen will be meeting David on Friday the 13th of October.