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  • Maggie the Ontarian Marmot

    Posted by Maggie Moor on January 30, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Only two things in the title are true about me. It’s up to you to guess which. 

    I’m teaching grade 8 (and the multiple subjects it entails) for the first time this year, and I want to up my math game. So far I’ve been using the curiosity path as lesson openers, and it’s going well! The kids groan in the most endearing way. 

    Kyle Pearce replied 3 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Jon

    January 30, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Welcome Maggie! I bet it’s a good groan! Looking forward to walking down this path with you. 

  • Maggie Moor

    January 30, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I assume it is! They’re all accustomed to learning the steps and executing them, so this sort of problem solving is a new experience. 

    • Kyle Pearce

      February 1, 2020 at 9:03 am

      It can be a long road to helping students “see” that mathematics isn’t about memorizing steps and procedures, but by rather EMERGING those procedures through experiences that generate understanding.

      We are so happy to be on this journey with you!