In this following post, Greater Essex County District School Board Math Teachers will find resources to support the GECDSB Math Subject Specific Professional Development resources from the session, Making Real World Math Problems.
TED Talks – Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover
In the video below, Dan Meyer explains what is wrong with traditional math instruction in our schools and what we can do about it.
Engaging Through a 3 Act Math Story
Dan Meyer has created a way to make problem solving both engaging and rewarding for the students. He calls this the 3 Acts of a Mathematical Story.
Tried and Tested Three-Act Math Tasks
I’d be lying if I said I’ve used every one of Dan Meyer’s Three-Act Math Tasks, but I have used some and I am always looking to try new ones or even try to create my own Real World Math Problems to add to the great resources he’s already created.
Here are a few of the Three-Act Math Tasks I’ve tried in my own classroom or while co-teaching in other GECDSB Teacher Classrooms:
Create Your Own Real World Math Problems
Creating your own real world math problems doesn’t have to be complex or overwhelming. A simple smartphone or tablet can do the recording for you and let the video ask the question. I encourage you to give it a shot with any idea!
Share Your Engaging Math Problems Below!
I’d love to see some of your engaging math problems whether there is photos/video included or not. Let’s share some of the great resources that are already out there for us to utilize in our classrooms!
Memorization vs. Automaticity
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