Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching | Dan Finkel | TEDxRainier
In less than 15-minutes Dr. Dan Finkel, Director of Operations of Math for Love, Seattle, WA invites you to approach learning math and teaching math with courage, curiosity, and a sense of play (especially with principle 4). He presents five principles to becoming an extraordinary teacher of mathematics.
- Start with a question.
- Students need time to struggle.
- You (the teacher) are not the answer key.
- Say YES to your students' ideas (saying YES is not saying the student is CORRECT).
- Play-not rules --"play is the highest form of research"--Einstein. What books are to reading, play is to mathematics.