It's Not Always Simple to Make a Problem Simpler: Seeking Connections That Aren't Apparent
Presented by William Speer
This session explores the problem-solving strategy of 'Make It Simpler' in a context that goes far beyond only using more convenient numbers. Problems that do not appear to have clear pathways to solution are used to illustrate how 'making it simpler' through metaphor and context shifts can lead to increased discourse and deeper comprehension.
Apr 15, 2020 07:00 PM : Recommendations for Statistics in the Secondary Curriculum: Implications for Teachers
Catalyzing Change recommends essential statistical concepts as part of the curriculum for every high school student, building on the foundation laid in the middle grades. The challenge: statistics is different from mathematics. What do we need to know to teach statistics well? What is important and how should we think about teaching it?