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How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus - 2 views

  • By championing the importance of understanding, teachers can inadvertently set their students up for failure as those students blunder in illusions of competence. As one (failing) engineering student recently told me: “I just don’t see how I could have done so poorly. I understood it when you taught it in class.” My student may have thought he’d understood it at the time, and perhaps he did, but he’d never practiced using the concept to truly internalize it. He had not developed any kind of procedural fluency or ability to apply what he thought he understood.
  • Time after time, professors in mathematics and the sciences have told me that building well-ingrained chunks of expertise through practice and repetition was absolutely vital to their success. Understanding doesn’t build fluency; instead, fluency builds understanding. In fact, I believe that true understanding of a complex subject comes only from fluency.
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    "How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math
    Sorry, education reformers, it's still memorization and repetition we need."
Glenn Hervieux

5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math | Edutopia - 56 views

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    This post on Edutopia presents a collection of 10 great videos sites for teaching math.
Sydney Lacey

Share This With All the Schools, Please | Momastery - 49 views

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    Begins as a slightly humorous take on how a parent doesn't get "new" math and needs to be tutored and then somewhere along the middle takes a turn that will punch you in the gut. Absolutely should be shared with educators and non-educators alike.
Deborah Baillesderr

TEDxNYED - Dan Meyer - 03/06/10 - YouTube - 76 views

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    This guy is such a great teacher and I love his blog. So many ideas!
Kelly Dau

Tap Tap Math - 131 views

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    review of math apps for students
Tracy Tuten

The Socratic Method - 4 views

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    example and guidelines on using the socratic method in the classroom
teacherboyle

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - 45 views

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    membership for a year
N Butler

BBC - Bitesize - 115 views

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    Great place for interactive lesson plans and activities.
Ms. G

Explore Lessons | LearnZillion - 118 views

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    Math videos created by teachers. Each objective includes a lesson video and a practice video for the students.
Marc Patton

dy/dan - 72 views

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    My name is Dan Meyer and I like to teach.
meldar

Illuminations: Welcome to Illuminations - 169 views

shared by meldar on 05 May 11 - Cached
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    Resources for Teaching Maths
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    Provides standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
James Davis

Mathematics and Multimedia - 159 views

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    A blog about math resources -- lots of stuff here.
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