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17 September 2012

Impatient Problem Solving, or Math Makes Sense of the World

In my reading this morning I came across this TEDX video:


"Dan Meyer asks, "How can we design the ideal learning experience for students?" As a part-time Googler, a provocative blogger and a full-time high-school math teacher, his perspective on curriculum design, teacher education and teacher retention is informed by tech trends and online discourse as much as front-line experience with students.

"Meyer has spun off his enlightening message -- that teachers "be less helpful" and push their students to formulate the steps to solve math problems -- into a nationwide tour-of-duty on the speaking circuit.
"I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn't want it but is forced by law to buy it."Dan Meyer"

This video doesn't have to do with only math, and it's not just for teachers - you can think about any subject area through this lens, from any vantage point.  Teachers can think about teaching, and students can think about finding or analyzing questions, and thinking about problems in general.

Math teachers will enjoy exploring the side bar of Dan Meyer's blog.

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