Maths teachers take note: Dan Meyer recommends a guide to teaching maths
by Alec Patton
I love Dan Meyer’s TED talk, and when he recommends a resource I take notice. So when he’s THIS glowing, I definitely think it’s worth checking out:
On commission from the UK in 2005, Malcolm Swan wrote a guide to great math teaching [pdf] that’s as good as anything I’ve read at this length. It is, explicitly, a collection of activities — full explanations of resources a teacher can use for floatation in her first year — but the document also goes into exquisite detail about what theory motivates those activities. It outlines excellent pedagogy while at the same time keeping your head above the waterline.
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