The Insight Method of Teaching Math
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Robert Frick  
How and why to teach math via mental models, as articulated by a cognitive psychologist who describes the "learning is memory" approach as "a disaster and a tragedy." See, in particular, Frick's sample problems: reverse arithmetic, expressing patterns, and whatwereyouthinking exercises (doing math from the heart); base ten explorations such as packaging problems; Loox, stick, and other algebra challenges; measurement; problems that segue from combination to probability; defining "half"; tinkering; and more.  


Levels:  Elementary, Middle School (68) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Problems/Puzzles 
Math Topics:  Arithmetic/Early Math 
Math Ed Topics:  Nontraditional, ProblemSolving, Teaching Styles/Practices 
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