How To Save Math Education (And A Tiny Piece Of The World Along With It)
Date: This event took place live on October 01 2009
Presented by: Dan Meyer
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
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For everything it does well, the US model of math education conditions students to anticipate narrowly defined problems with narrowly prescribed solutions. This puts them in no place to anticipate the ambiguous, broadly defined, problems they'll need to solve after graduation, as citizens. This webcast will define two contributing factors to this intellectual impatience and then suggest a solution.
About Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer has taught high school math for six years. He is a recipient of Cable in the Classroom's Leader in Learning award. He lives with his wife in Santa Cruz, CA.