The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Math Topics » geometry.pre-college

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Research on teaching specific topics
Replies: 6   Last Post: Apr 2, 1995 10:31 AM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Henri Picciotto

Posts: 54
Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Research on teaching specific topics
Posted: Mar 22, 1995 7:58 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply


Another non-answer on "the best method".

If the subject is important (like similarity and fractions, the
examples you mentioned) the best is to use more than one method over
the course of a year. The real learning is not in the method, but in
the student's mind. The teaching method provides a start for that
process, and different students will start at different times, and
will respond to different methods. Switching approaches, and
discussing the connections between them explicitely, is the best
method of all.


Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.