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Heather AldenMemberAugust 1, 2022 at 11:16 am
I really enjoyed comparing math class to teaching all about how bikes work instead of just having the kids hop on the bike and learn through the experience. I know that this past year I felt many students were disengaged during school and that brought me to taking this course this summer. The typical math class allows for students to passively let the information be told to them and the students really do know the teachers will remove the struggle for them and explain with examples repeatedly. I experimented with problem based learning the last couple of months of the school year and got to see students more engaged and filled with pride that I had not seen doing a more typical math class. The struggle gives them such pride at the end in a way that cannot be achieved from teachers just teaching examples.