Math Class Needs a Makeover

I absolutely love this guy, Dan Meyer, and his push to develop “patient problem solvers.”    He suggests that math teachers should:

1.  Use Multimedia.

2. Encourage student intuition.

3. Ask the shortest question you can.

4. Let students build the problem.

5. Be less helpful.

Here’s his TED Talk.  Love it!
http://embed.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html

Take a look at his blog too! http://blog.mrmeyer.com/