What if the problem has nothing to do with the teaching and learning of math? What if the problem is unrelated to math?
Imagine a classroom where IBM’s Watson or another artificial intelligence system served as a co-teacher, capturing data, conducting classroom management tasks, and intelligently making suggestions to the teacher.
Imagine teaching math courses in the context of real-world problems? Imagine learning Geometry in the context of an architect. Maybe we can finally answer that age-old question asked by students – why do I need to learn math?
Mistakes are often penalized in our current educational system. For instance, you raise your hand with a wrong answer and it’s often followed by “wrong, anyone else?” Or you receive a grade on a test without ever exploring your mistakes in depth to learn what was done incorrectly and how it could have been approached […]
If you have ever put together a piece of furniture or completed a do-it-yourself project at home you have probably pulled out a toolbox and used your tools on an as needed basis. Perhaps you had to hammer a nail into a wall and located your hammer to do so. Every now and then though, you cannot […]
In this blog post I briefly discuss why math is so important to me and how it makes a difference in my life. Thanks to a couple of influential teachers and a lot of hard work, today I am able to enjoy the benefits of better logic and reasoning skills.