Dan Meyer at TED

https://youtube.com/watch?v=BlvKWEvKSi8&list=PLbRLdW37G3oMquOaC-HeUIt6CWk-FzaGp

Lack of initiative, perseverance, look for formula, lack of retention, aversion to word problems. These are the symptoms that you are teaching math wrong. There is an impatience for irresolution, no problem is worth solving if there is no challenge. The way that math textbooks present problems are extremely formula driven, you can pass a unit without knowing any of the material, as long as you know how to decode a math textbook. This is an extremely big problem, we need to ensure that students are notjust following a formula, but are actually understanding the ideas behind the information. We need to eliminate all of the substeps then get them to try to guess what they think the answer might be. Give them a real world example. bait the hook. I think this will help students to join the mathematical conversations in the class. Talking about the sources of error provides extremely good conversations. Redefining what a word problem is helps. Use multimedia to combat initiative. Have students create the problem as Einstein says, this works really well. Math makes sense of the world, we need more patient problem solvers. Dan Meyer brings up extremely good points in this video that will help me to become an even better math teacher.

I have faced many of the problems that are discussed in this video and know that the solutions he presents will aid me in becoming a better teacher. I think that it is important to make students understand that math is the language of the world and can help them to break it down. It also is important to have them decide what questions to ask.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=BlvKWEvKSi8&list=PLbRLdW37G3oMquOaC-HeUIt6CWk-FzaGp

Lack of initiative, perseverance, look for formula, lack of retention, aversion to word problems. These are the symptoms that you are teaching math wrong. There is an impatience for irresolution, no problem is worth solving if there is no challenge. The way that math textbooks present problems are extremely formula driven, you can pass a unit without knowing any of the material, as long as you know how to decode a math textbook. This is an extremely big problem, we need to ensure that students are notjust following a formula, but are actually understanding the ideas behind the information. We need to eliminate all of the substeps then get them to try to guess what they think the answer might be. Give them a real world example. bait the hook. I think this will help students to join the mathematical conversations in the class. Talking about the sources of error provides extremely good conversations. Redefining what a word problem is helps. Use multimedia to combat initiative. Have students create the problem as Einstein says, this works really well. Math makes sense of the world, we need more patient problem solvers. Dan Meyer brings up extremely good points in this video that will help me to become an even better math teacher.

I have faced many of the problems that are discussed in this video and know that the solutions he presents will aid me in becoming a better teacher. I think that it is important to make students understand that math is the language of the world and can help them to break it down. It also is important to have them decide what questions to ask.