“Mental acuity of any kind comes from solving problems yourself, not from being told how to solve them.”
– Paul Lockhart
“When students are given opportunities to pose mathematics problems, to consider a situation and think of a mathematics question to ask of it—which is the essence of real mathematics—they become more deeply engaged and perform at higher levels.” – Jo Boaler
‡ …………… Teaching Math:
…………….. What We Believe
Math is about THINKING.
Math is not about SPEED.
Math is VISUAL.
Ask Don’t Tell.
Challenge = Fun, Not Fear
What is EQUITY all about? Teaching math So ALL children learn. We have found some wonderful textbooks – matching our own backgrounds, they are from Singapore, Germany, Canada and the US. But none of them alone meets everyone’s needs, so we’ve developed this curriculum as the Thinking Teacher’s alternative. This website will give you a whole school year full of lessons and activities to help you do just that!
“Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Each student needs to struggle to express their ideas, to add to their learning.” ~Dr. Yeap Ban Har