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PISA 2012 Results: What does it mean for your students?

In 2011, the school I presently work at developed a learning focus on enhancing math practice.  Through open, collegial, respectful, but at times difficult discussions, we teachers recognized a need to learn more about how inquiry or problem based learning … Continue reading

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Math Inquiry or Problem Based Learning: Plan to be less helpful

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user: .michael.newman.) This is a follow up to my preparing for math inquiry blog entry.  In that post I explain that an important place to start, when preparing for math inquiry, is to focus on developing … Continue reading

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Preparing for Math Inquiry or Problem Based Learning: Where do I start? How do I start?

Inquiry or Problem based learning in math is not new.  It is the math pedagogy advanced by the Ontario Ministry of Education (2005) and is based on the belief that “…by learning [math] through problem solving, students are given numerous … Continue reading

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Math inquiry and planning – Where does the curriculum fit?

(Photo courtesy of Flickr user: Mark_twisT) How we view the math curriculum influences how we plan for learning in our math classes. If the curriculum is viewed as content to be covered, then it is understandable that there will be … Continue reading

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