Wednesday, December 4, 2013
More Conceptual, Less Procedural!
The exposé below uncovers commonly used tricks in the math classroom. These tricks are exposed as a way to teach simple memorization as opposed to deep conceptual understanding. The seven chapters are organized by math domain for easy readability, but the index also breaks down the tricks by specific math standards. We have all taught mathematics by introducing tricks and pneumonic devices, but this exposé will change the way you expect students to demonstrate understanding!
A Guide to Avoiding Shortcuts That Cut Out Math Concept Development
Looking for real world math resources that help teachers step away from the procedural? Look no further. This article highlights four incredibly useful online tools that provide relevant mathematical videos, activities and lessons.
4 Tools to Connect Students to Real World Math