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Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching | Dan Finkel | TEDxRainier

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.

  1. Start with a question.
  2. Students need time to struggle.
  3. You (the teacher) are not the answer key.
  4. Say YES to your students' ideas (saying YES is not saying the student is CORRECT).
  5. Play-not rules --"play is the highest form of research"--Einstein. What books are to reading, play is to mathematics.
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