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Why Normalizing Struggle Can Create a Better Math Experience for Kids
Math educator Dan Finkel grew up doing math with ease and completed calculus as a freshman in high school. But it wasn’t until he [...]
Don’t Fear Math
Why do many of us hate, even fear math? Why are we convinced we’re bad at it? This hour, TED speakers explore the myths we tell ourselves and [...]
Dan Finkel: How Can Play Help Us Understand Math?
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Don’t Fear Math. About Dan Finkel’s TED Talk Dan Finkel says math is often taught as a series of [...]
Nine Points on Rich Math Tasks
I recently submitted an article on getting the most out of rich math tasks to Vector, the journal of the BC Association of Math Teachers. I’m [...]
Prime Climb: Where mathematics meets play
I am generally sceptical of games involving maths — out of experience rather than principle. I have chanced away too many afternoons to games that [...]
Hate Math? Make It Fun With Picture Books, Board Games and More
When Denise Gaskins’ kids were growing up, reading meant family time, history meant acting and science meant hands-on exploration. But math? Math [...]
Getting Kids Interested In Math (Without Their Knowing)
Cats have four legs. Dogs have four legs. So obviously, all animals have four legs. Try out that reasoning on a kid, says mathematician Dan Finkel, [...]