Dan Meyer taught high school math to students who didn't like high school math. He has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday With Rachel Ray, and TED.com. He currently studies math education at Stanford University, speaks internationally, and works with textbook publishers, helping them move from education's print past to its digital future. He was named one of Tech & Learning's 30 Leaders of the Future and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He lives in Mountain View, CA.
Designed for middle and high school mathematics teachers. Also suitable for those who teach secondary mathematics methods courses.
Course Description: We make enormous promises to our students that mathematics models the world they live in, that math has power in their world. We attempt to make good on that promise with word problems that look nothing like that world and look nothing like modeling as it’s practiced by mathematicians. In this session we’ll learn how digital photos and videos can help us engage and challenge our students in the modeling practice of the CCSS. Let's answer the questions, what is modeling, how do we get our students to do it, and how do we get our students to like it?