16 July 2012

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Meyer advocates a makeover of way we teach math. He identifies several areas in which we can improve our teaching methods, including some simple realignment of the curriculum. Meyer suggests that instead of training people to extract data from a problem (that only has the relevant information) and plugging them into a formula; we should train students to sift through information to find the relevant information, figure out what the answer they want and discuss through how they can get that answer from the available information.

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover (TED)

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