It might be tempting for math educators to focus on completing chapter after chapter of their textbooks, but students benefit more if educators slow down and take time to help students understand how they reached an answer, middle-school math teacher Jose Vilson writes in this blog post. "Rather than just trying to sift through our 800-page textbooks by chapter or blaze through a curriculum map, let's focus on developing mathematicians."
Is there more to math than simply finding the answer?
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