Math teachers emphasize self-discovery over hand-holding

11/19/2012 | Education Week Teacher

Liana Heitin in this blog post highlights strategies recommended by teachers during two TEDx events. In both instances, she writes, educators called attention to the shift in math education from textbook learning to real-world learning. For example, former Los Angeles math teacher Nigel Nisbet found inspiration for a geometry lesson in a chocolate bar.

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