Focus on Math

Helping children become mathematicians!

Teaching Math So It Makes Sense to Kids February 11, 2011

Filed under: General Math,Middle School/Secondary School Math — Focus on Math @ 3:57 pm

This is a wonderful video by Dan Meyer, a high school math teacher near Santa Cruz, CA, about the teaching of mathematics. Although his experience is with secondary students, his ideas and approaches are equally appropriate for all ages.

I hope you take time to watch his clip (its about 12 minutes long) and really ponder how we can invite students to “do math” in our classrooms in such a way that allows them to really connect to the mathematical ideas.

Mathematically yours,


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