Where inquiry and methods intersect

Had a nice, quick twitter conversation with Anna (@borschtwithanna) yesterday morning. Anna reached out with a question about providing methods in an inquiry-based classroom. If you teach PBL or PrBL, do you teach students standard algorithms too? @emergentmath @SchettinoPBL @NatBanting — Anna Blinstein (@Borschtwithanna) October 23, 2014 Anna was conflicted due to her students' unwillingness … Continue reading Where inquiry and methods intersect

Seven (Sneaky) Activities To Get Your Students Talking Mathematically

So we all know it's importance. We all understand that students learn more when they do it. The problem is how to facilitate it. "It" is getting students to talk mathematically. As a teacher, you can't really say "ok kiddos, work on this thing together and I WANT TO HEAR THAT MATH TALK." Well, maybe … Continue reading Seven (Sneaky) Activities To Get Your Students Talking Mathematically