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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Do We Need a Better Way to Teach Math? | The Learning Network - The New York Times

How do you feel about mathematics? Have you ever found math to be fun or meaningful to your life? Are you ever confused, frustrated or intimidated by math? by Jeremy Engle, The New York Times.
Photo: Richie Pope
How do you feel about the way your school teaches math? Is it engaging or motivating? Does it make sense to you? What do you think would be the best way to learn math and why?

In “Math Teachers Should Be More Like Football Coaches,” John Urschel, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics and former professional football player, writes:...

Students, read the entire article, then tell us:
— Do you like math? Why or why not? How confident are you in the subject? Do you feel you are good at it?

— What have been your experiences of math in school? Are your math classes mostly about memorizing formulas and doing the laborious computations that Mr. Urschel experienced in his early schooling? Or, are they more like the creative problem-solving that he found in college and graduate school?