Monday, May 31, 2010

Changing Math Teaching: Dan Meyer's TedxTalk

My buddy Jeremy Carter has introduced me recently to Ted Talks, and I'm hooked. One of the best things about them is that they're time-limited. You know you're going to get good content in an engaging way without wasting you time. Here, Dan Meyer does a really nice job of talking about how math teaching is changing in America.

2 comments:

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monica said...

Thanks for linking this video. What a refreshing take on math problems - how the problem presentation affects student "intuition" and how to reposition the problem-solving so that students are defining the problem. Loved the quote about a well-structured problem, "The math serves the conversation; the conversation doesn't serve the math."
- Monica Gray