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  • Brian Hudson

    April 11, 2022 at 3:30 am

    The benefits of this style of lesson is that it creates a spark of curiosity to get them interested in uncovering the concepts of the lesson and also that there’s so much more dialogue and critical thinking involved than just presenting the situation as a word problem. There still definitely needs to be days where students of course just focus on the abstract part of math solving equations using x’s and y’s, but at least those x’s and y’s become a little less abstract when they connect to a problem like the one presented.

    My reservations for this type of lesson is that I won’t be able to implement the lesson myself and be as successful with orchestrating productive mathematics discussions, but that’s why I am taking the course so excited to learn about how I can best support my students.