“The Fantastic New Ways to Teach Math That Most Schools Aren’t Even Using,” is the title of an op-ed piece I recently read in the Hechinger Report. Penned by Corey Drake, it highlights a “list of teaching practices to support student learning, and connect to children’s prior understandings and out-of-school experiences, providing opportunities for children to make sense of, and talk about mathematics, promoting the use of mental mathematics based on patterns in our number system.” Basically, four practices were highlighted, which can be employed by teachers and parents alike, and I’ve added some of my own thinking to these practices:
So what’s your perspective? How did you learn math? How is your child learning math? How are your students learning math? How can you provide stretch learning and challenges for your gifted mathematicians? And how can you grow your own perspective about learning math?
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Gifted in Perspective
A column designed to link the gifted perspective to other perspectives, and to make you think.