Monday, October 12, 2015

On Being Successful in Mathematics

Mathematics Education

by Edward Hessler

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Over at Diane Ravitch's blog you can find a short note about Joshua Katz who teaches mathematics at University High School, Orlando, FL.

He greeted his students this fall with a wordless video on how to be successful in mathematics which includes what he will do to help them be successful in learning mathematics. He sets reasonable and realizable expectations.

Ravitch notes that the video has gone viral and it is easy to see why.  You will also find a link there to a TEDx talk Mr. Katz gave.

After viewing the video I think you will agree that this is a great way for students to start a year in a subject they might have some reservations about.

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