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
How can we offer students a truer and more open conception of mathematics? Part 1: Do creative math.
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