Monday, October 14, 2013

Math and the Thanksgiving Table! Create Understanding and Engagement!

Math teachers!
Check out this link (Teaching Channel) from a math class on connecting the math class to the students' world.. The teacher uses several instructional strategies which create student interest and engagement. Many of the students are familiar with this type of problem, but probably never thought of it as being a math problem. This could be adjusted for all ages. Notice how she is using past grade level standards to help her introduce the topic.