Teaching with the Socratic Method

February 15, 2009

Link: Teaching with the Socratic Method

A professor of mine once said, speaking about his education, “If they had actually taught us anything, we’d all be geniuses!” And indeed, when I talk to people who hate/fear math, a bad teacher is sure to come up in the conversation somewhere.

This conversation with a group of third graders about base 2 is a lovely counterpoint to what many of us experienced in our own educations. Read the question and answer section (at least—the whole thing is good), and see if he doesn’t make you think differently about numbers, and education.

In teaching as in math, there are many options.

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