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  • Alison Peternell

    November 5, 2022 at 8:52 am

    I have done a lot of these techniques in my class but I never really thought about it as a way to spark curiosity. I like thinking of it this way because now I have more of a purpose for doing them and doing them more often.

    Currently my class has been working on different angle theorems. As a move on in this chapter I will be more purposeful in sparking that curiosity. I usually think of these lessons as discovery lessons because I don’t just give them the formula, I help them discover it. But thinking of how I can spark the curiosity first rather than discover it, may make students more engaged. Perhaps having them estimate the angle measurement first or not even look at it as a math question but finding real pictures that have angles embedded in them may be a way to start these lessons.