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Author:Park School of Baltimore
Description: The math teachers at The Park School (Baltimore, MD) agree that "learning how to think is at least as important a part of a good mathematics education as is the core content.... However, we are all in constant friendly mutual disagreement about how best to achieve those lofty goals! In this blog, we will be discussing our teaching lives with each other and (hopefully) with you. We believe that the more conversation, the better. And that talking about teaching mathematics can be almost as much fun as teaching it." They approach the development of problem-solving skills through targeted practice with specific strategies such as tinker, change or simplify the problem, visualize, and represent symbolically -- collectively described as mathematical habits of mind. Posts, which date back to November, 2010, have included "Giuseppe's Fingers" and "What does a good discussion look like?" and "How long should I let kids struggle with a problem?"

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions
Math Ed Topics: Teaching Issues/Strategies

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