In my previous post, I discussed one way to provide tasks that help students reimagine the discipline of mathematics: doing creative math. This post discusses the second of three strategies: doing useful math. To me, the interesting thing about math is that it is at once a plaything with seemingly no utility and an immensely … Continue reading Three Strategies to Help Improve Students’ Conception of Math – Part 2: Do Useful Math
Three Strategies to Help Improve Students’ Conception of Math – Part 1: Do Creative Math
How can we offer students a truer and more open conception of mathematics? Part 1: Do creative math.
Toward changing teacher practice and mindsets
This post will serve partially as an answer to Adam's blog post about changing practice and beliefs about math instruction and partially as a way to set some things straight in my own head. The past few years, I have had and continue to have the opportunity to work with teachers moving toward an inquiry-based … Continue reading Toward changing teacher practice and mindsets