A blog about mathematics, teaching and all that lies betwixt.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Dan Meyer: Math Class needs a makeover
A really exciting talk about the damage we do in 'helping' our students; and the changes we can make to encourage our learners to become self-motivated and independent.
The 'tweaking' of mathematical tasks is a stand-out topic in this talk and lead me to reflect on the tasks that I give to my learners. Think of a task you have offered a class recently, to what extent did it encourage learners to act on their own initiative?