We must be careful not to admonish our intuitive learners for being intuitive. As teachers of the gifted, we must set up learning environments that are best for our students. And if they’re doing it all in their heads (and getting it right!), then the environment needs to change.
How you can differentiate math lessons to reach your gifted learners.
Improving Math Lessons
How can we differentiate typical math lessons to increase student thinking and deepen their understanding?
These mind-blowing curiosities are a blast to work through.
A menu of math projects to apply students' mathematical understanding and quickly cross disciplines.
Struggling math students shut down when they’re smacked with a mouthful of academic vocabulary right away. So lower the barrier of entry. Ask students to identify the conflict between two shapes, rather than defining “congruent sides” and “bisected diagonals.”
Pi Day is just around the corner, but the typical fare include π art projects, memorization challenges, or other activities that separate π from its real uses. But π is such a fascinating topic that it should inspire curiosity and wonder on its own.
I love collecting links to articles with fun math applications. Here are three of my recent favorites.
Here are four incredible resources for fantastic creativity and discussion in math.