The math serves the conversation, the conversation doesn’t serve the math: learning through inquiry

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January 30, 2017
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“The Math Serves the Conversation, the Conversation Doesn’t Serve the Math”

Learning through Inquiry

The teaching of maths has been pinned down as one area where gender bias is the strongest. Recent findings show that this is getting better in some instances and we may celebrate that.  Nonetheless there is space for improvement on the discrimination front in teaching maths.

This week, L2C proposes to tackle the problem from a pedagogical angle.

According to Dan Meyer following are the five symptoms that show wrong math reasoning:

  • Lack of Initiative
  • Lack of Perseverance
  • Lack of Retention
  • Word Problems
  • Eagerness for formulas

This blog and Dan Meyer’s video invite you to go…

From this:

To this:

From textbook to Real life problems. Dan Meyer shares his views that the method of teaching  maths by using a textbook limits the participation of students and the understanding that Maths is about real life questions.

He encourages Maths teachers

  • to redesign the learning process in a way that supports true math reasoning and problem solving skills.  
  • to use modern media, because it brings the real world into the classroom in high resolution and  full color.

This helps students to develop not only math skills but also  their intuition. All concepts are explained in the video.

Curious to find out how? Watch the video here

How do you support your students’ learning in Maths?

Do you want to try new ways of doing things? Are you ready to take on new roles to change the way we learn? Do you want join a community that can support you in your change? Join L2C!

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