Tuesday, April 19

Guided discovery

Instead of teaching math, why not let school kids find out for themselves what it is and how to use it? This article in the New York Times is about a way to teach kids using “guided discovery,” a method that is producing miraculous results. John Mighton, the founder of Jump Math, says “Almost every kid—and I mean virtually every kid—can learn math at a very high level, to the point where they could do university level math courses.” And he’s talking about gaining a solid understanding of math at the elementary school level! This is a very worthwhile article for anyone who knows a kid to read and promote to others.

Photo credit: Peter Bregg via New York Times

1 comment:

Agneta and David said...

Great article. I like to read about new ideas in teaching. Thanks Tom.