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Relevance: Discovery, Skills-based, and Manipulatives

§ August 23rd, 2011 § 4 Comments- Add yours§ Filed under Teaching Math § Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Recently I penned My Last Math Class and shared how I made math learning real for an unique group of students.  Following on its heels, I shared information on the 3 R’s —Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships— coined in 2010 by The International Center for Leadership in Education.

Now I want to expand this theme into another area of math education and discuss what is more meaningful and effective — discovery learning or skills-based learning.  Much material is available to fuel this debate, but I don’t lean towards one or the other.  I am quite comfortable with my seat on the fence, where I have a vantage point. § Read the rest of this entry…