Friday math movie - Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
By Murray Bourne, 28 May 2010
Math is boring?
No, but many math classes (and text books) are boring, and it doesn't have to be so.
Dan Meyer points out some of the problems with the mind-numbing way math is often taught, and provides some suggestions on how to change that.
As his blurb says:
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.
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