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Trying to find a teaching kids math video I liked
Posted:
Apr 6, 2012 11:26 AM


I'm trying to refind a great math talk I liked.
It was a collegeaged guy, modern video  in it he said we need to be teaching kids math differently (yeah, yeah, I know).
In the video, he shows many geometry examples  finding the area of a shape by slicing it in certain ways and reasoning about the two sides, using symmetry to reason about a shape's properties, etc.
His (obvious) point was that forcing kids to work with numbers and formulas without letting them use their minds to reason about math doesn't let them get excited about reasoning through the problems.
One phrase I remember is something close to, "If I find myself thinking about triangles, and I often do, ..."
If anyone knows this talk and could post/send me a link, I'd appreciate it!



