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Having Fun in a Math Class? No Way!
How to Slay the Dragon
During the past 14 years of teaching mathematics and helping students overcome their fears about mathematics reveals several shortcomings in methods and real life connections to help students develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics. Students have arrived at our school lacking basic skills but leave confident after understanding how to use their skills and talents to remove the obstacles from learning mathematics. So every day my students do close reading of passages that connect to reading using our self-developed strategies. Today's Task was a gradual release of responsibility to help develop strong independent learners of mathematics.
Task 1. Students perform close reading on "This Day in History"
Task 2. Students have to find the definition for mean, median, mode, and range and place the definitions in their math journal.
Task 3. Students find the solutions and share with their teacher.
Students are questioned by the teacher to verify they fully understand. No direct instruction today.