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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