Do you need simple ways to show students how math concepts relate to their everyday lives? Are you looking for strategies that will encourage students to work independently?
Far too often, the problems assigned to students in school have little connection to their experiences outside of school. Mathematizing Student Thinking shows teachers how to encourage students to solve real-life (ill-defined) problems, adjust and grow their thinking, and see themselves as confident and capable math learners.
This approach inspires students to think outside the box and gain a real understanding of mathematical thinking and how it applies to everyday life. It reflects the latest in curriculum theory in a format that is useful in classrooms, and offers useful connections to everyday life that range from replenishing classroom supplies and planning field trips to community housing and financial literacy issues.
In exploring this approach to mathematical thinking and learning, this thoughtful webinar will offer practical ways to engage students in critical thinking, develop their independence, and make connections with the world.
Dr. David Costello is an author and professional learning facilitator who focuses on mathematics instruction and learning. A classroom teacher and administrator based in Prince Edward Island, David has supported teachers in many roles including as...