Thoughts from a reflective educator.
Blanca Parra shared this Prezi with me, and I love it. It's going into my collection of resources I can share with people about how we can change mathematics education. I wonder if we could get RSA animate or someone with similar skills to create a video related to this.
This is another post in my series of posts on math in the real world.
Just posted this comment on this article lamenting the loss of the standard algorithms in Mathematics classrooms.
Should we teach the standard algorithms for arithmetic? Absolutely, but they shouldn't be the only algorithms kids learn.
As an experiment, I started out the beginning of this year and tried flipping my classroom, but with a slight twist: I have extra instructional time, so students were to watch the instructional videos (from the Khan Academy and IBVodcasting.com) during classroom time.
I've been challenged recently to provide research which supports "unassisted discovery" over more traditional techniques for teaching math. This is not possible, as there are no teachers actually using "unassisted discovery" in their classrooms.