Why Our Hints Don’t Help
Imagine staring at a math problem that you just don’t get. You want help, but you want the right kind of help – something that gives you a chance to be smart and leaves you with a tool to apply to other problems. In this talk I’ll explain why most hints let our students down and how we can do better by our kids.
Call to Action
For your next lesson, plan your hints in advance and share the ones that work. Together, we’ll create a collection of the very best hints to give.
About the Speaker
Michael Pershan teaches elementary and high school math in New York City. He tweets about teaching math from @mpershan and writes about student thinking at mathmistakes.org.
Updated 2015 Apr 21: Livetweeting
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