The biggest factor in our students’ curiosity at school is us! Teachers can create (or kill) cultures of curiosity. We’ll look at four qualities and a couple experiments run by Susan Engel.
When we’re curious, we can enhance that curiosity by discussing it with others. Our mutual confusion takes us deeper into the experience.
So how do we make kids curious? We’ll cover two aspects: creating information gaps and (yes) purposefully confusing our students.
In part one of this curiosity series, we explore the connection between curiosity, anticipation, and dopamine and discover why we remember things better when we are allowed to wonder.
Here are four incredible resources for fantastic creativity and discussion in math.
I love collecting links to articles with fun math applications. Here are three of my recent favorites.
Here are five endless sources of interesting images, animations facts, and ideas who you can follow for free!
Here are this month’s most-clicked on curiosities mailed out from Puzzlements.co! Dominoes, human slinkies, and an amazing chemical reaction.
Last time I showed how to use the Wikipedia Wormhole to find interesting topics for research. Now we’ll look at how to form interesting questions to investigate those topics.
Continuing our series on long-term success, we look at the art of wondering. Often our gifted kids wonder deeper and longer than others. But do they wonder about math?