I guess I’ve been on a bit of an educational system redesign kick lately. But honestly, what is more important than educating our young people into becoming the creative thinkers, leaders, and visionaries of tomorrow? Dan Meyers explains that today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect — and excel at — paint-by-numbers classwork, thus robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. This TED Talk shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to actually stop and think. Revolutionary, right?!?
We have the tools to create amazing educational opportunities for our students through the use of multimedia, iphone/ipad apps, social media, and the unending depths of information available on the web. Check out Dan’s blog for great real world math problems, resources, and inspirational stories of educators gutsy enough to insist on exceptional math education.
Let’s stop spoon feeding our kids and start engaging!