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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Educating the Kids


Just a few education-related posts, ICYM them, from a Nobel-prizing winning physicist, and three classroom teachers:

1)  Frank Wilczek on math, puzzles, and education:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/our-puzzling-failures-in-math-education-1452268175

2)  Teacher Matthew Oldridge brings 'mathematical thinking' into the classroom (h/t Keith Devlin):
http://matthewoldridge.blogspot.ca/2016/01/on-student-mathematical-thinking.html

3)  And Middle School teacher Kristin Gray wonders about a couple of classroom "norms":
https://mathmindsblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/two-things-i-am-wondering/

4)  May as well end with Ben Orlin explaining, in his inimitable manner, that "solving" is essentially the same as "simplifying":
http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2016/01/13/simplify/


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