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What Do Mathematicians Notice?

What Do Mathematicians Notice?

Ever since hearing Annie Fetter talk about Notice and Wonder at the Atlantic City NCTM Regional Conference in October, I have been obsessed with the strategy. What I immediately noticed (no pun intended) was that my students didn’t notice much. Because I believe...
Direct Instruction…Do We Need It?

Direct Instruction…Do We Need It?

I thought that title would get your attention! Now just hear me out. I want you to consider that there is really very little in math that students must learn through direct instruction, that is explicit instruction from a teacher. Let me give two examples, and then...

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