Who doesn't love Legos? A client of mine gave me a box of Legos from 1973. I can't wait to use some of Colin's suggestions in his article 101 Manipulative Lessons with Lego!
Educating grace has some interesting comments on designing teacher preparation programs. It's a little deep, so grab a cup of coffee before digging in.
Paul Salomon over at Lost in Recursion pretty much has exactly my same opinion of the new “Any Questions" model of teaching in his article Real World Math (Dan Meyer and stuff). The best quote: "Real world math is simply mathematical thinking. It’s personal, it’s real, and it can happen to all of us."
Richard V. DeMerchant explains some of what happened during a mathematical literacy/numeracy discussion he was involved in. It's an interesting read to understand some thinking and direction of public schools in the area of numeracy.
What about you? Found any great links for learning lately?
- Early Childhood Math Teaching Tips Roundup
- Review: Carlito C. Caterpillar's Math House Games (hsbapost.com)
- Mathematicians are People Too - And They Make Mistakes!
- Math Teacher Interview Questions
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