Math Class Needs a Makeover

Posted: May 9, 2014 in Education Reformation

In my posts of articles, I tend to focus on math class a lot. Math, of any level, is a class that most students will unanimously agree is filled with extra-ridiculous homework assignments, boring lectures, and mind-numbing amounts of information that is all just so vaguely similar to the other information, that it all blends together. So, in the spirit of trying to change math class, here’s a TedTalk about changing that class.

Dan Meyer

“Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect ā€” and excel at ā€” paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.”

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