This episode was recorded and edited before the coronavirus & distance learning was front of mind for educators. Valuable takeaways though regardless if you’re virtual or in person
One of challenges of teaching math is being able to satisfying answer the question ‘why’? Before we can even answer the question for students, we have to answer the question for ourselves. Why does the math work this way? It’s much easier to teach a student how to do a problem. It’s a bit harder to explain to them why it works the way it does. It’s even more challenging to help them discover the why for themselves.
My guest today is a passionate math educator who has sought to teach learners in this exploratory manner and in a way that the students feel they are capable of understanding mathematical concepts deeply.
In my conversation with Kevin Moore, we explore:
- how one teacher helped him begin to view himself as a mathematician
- his journey from traditional education to the micro-school model
- how the physical space can foster the learning he hopes to see
- how it’s MORE than just the physical space that helps foster the learning he hopes to see
- what our roles is and is not as math educators
- how to redirect incorrect work without just giving away the answer
- Kevin’s favorite questions to ask students
- and much more.
- Cathy Fosnot – Amazon books for various grade levels
- Jo Baoler – Mathematical Mindsets
- YouCubed – youcubed.org
CONNECT WITH KEVIN MOORE & LONG-VIEW MICRO-SCHOOL
- Website | long-view.com
- Math PD | The Number Lab Co-Lab – thenumberlab.com/co-lab
- Twitter | Long View Micro School – @long_view_atx
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- Twitter | The Number Lab – @thenumberlab
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