Tag Archives: investigations

What is the purpose of math education?

I was reading Dan Meyer’s latest post Teaching for Tricks or Sense Making and felt compelled to post for a few reasons. One, I’ve tackled the topic of how to teach zero and negative exponents before and I’ve just taught this very topic in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Discovery vs Investigation

I’m really not for a narrow idea of discovery learning and think that it can actually be detrimental to a student’s mathematical development. I am, though, very much a fan of investigation. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Introducing Trigonometry

Algebra is already pretty abstract, but the whys and hows of trigonometry made about as much sense to the students as the plot of Interstellar. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the best teaching style?

Have we been doing it all wrong? Is direct instruction better than investigative learning? New research says so but I’m not 100% sure. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments