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Grant Wiggins Podcast: Math
May 10, 2011
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The problem of problems in mathematics.  Grant discusses the shortcomings of traditional approaches to mathematics instruction.

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Posted by: Matin Adegboyega
May 12, 2011
 
Interesting! It points to the fact that knowing is different from understanding and that making a problem rigorous calls for an indepth understanding of concepts as opposed to just marching through the curriculum. Math teachers/educators do need to actively engage our students to become masters of "problem of problems".
Posted by: Educator/Supervisor
May 13, 2011
 
Is there a suggested process to transition traditional math classrooms into the ones Wiggins says are needed today? How do they become more problem-based?
Posted by: Mitch
May 14, 2011
 
The problem with problem solving is really the time element...with sooo many topics, concepts, skills to teach in the allotted time, there is no time to to really involve the students in quality problem solving because it does take much more time.
Posted by: Theresa Young
Jun 05, 2011
 
Spot on! Glad I found Authentic Education, this is exactly what comes to mind, even after a week in your UbD workshop in Orlando in 2005, I realized yesterday in a workshop to earn an Endorsement in Gifted Education that I am still struggling to provide the right mix of problems and exercises in mathematics. What do you think of Weekly Math Challenges for Grades 3-5? Your examples in your podcasts focus on secondary. Is one able to deduce you feel elementary education provides the correct mix?
Posted by: Matthew
Sep 25, 2015
 
I am a math teacher and yes I am your typical math teacher, I like math because it is not an opinion type of subject, it is either right or wrong no matter who teaches it. Now everyone says the "traditional" method is no longer effective and students need to learn more math skills that are "real-world" and life problems. Well the issue is more and more and more standardized tests are coming out limiting the "creativity" of math teachers because we are having to prepare students for a test because administration is analyzing the scores with a fine tooth comb and will come down on any teacher if their students have low test scores. To make math more effective and as the students say less boring, lets limit all these standardized test that are handcuffing teachers. We can't just blame teachers for making math boring we also need to blame the higher ups in education who are doing this to awesome effective teachers.
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Jun 24, 2017
 
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