Math Class Needs a Makeover

Vacant House

No problem worth solving is simple.

In this brief TED talk, Dan Meyer discusses the backwardness of math education in America and how we can improve the situation. Partly stemming from a misunderstanding of what it means to think mathematically, and fractionally from mainstream America’s inexorable advance toward instant gratification and quick solutions, we now have a society not only impatient with irresolution, but a society with ineffective math instruction. Meyer explains how math education can be retooled to better prep students for problem-solving and for life.


External link: Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

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