Maths teachers take note: Dan Meyer recommends a guide to teaching maths

February 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

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.

via dy/dan » Blog Archive » Required Reading: Improving Learning In Mathematics.

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