Dan Meyer taught high school math for six years to students who, in many cases, did not like high school math. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford in the field of math education. He speaks internationally and works with publishers to help them figure out what their textbooks will look like when they leave paper behind. He was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future. He lives in Mountain View, CA.
What happens to math curricula when it becomes digital and leaves the printed page behind? For centuries, some of the most interesting applications of math have been distorted and flattened by printed textbooks.
The speaker will make the assumption that the attendees both like and use math in their everyday lives. What methods are available to us to turn those interesting mathematical experiences into challenging mathematical experiences for our students?
It's one matter to use multimedia to make math application problems more meaningful to our students but how do we meaningfully transform the rest of our curricula, the problems that aren't applications?