A new article by TERC's Marlene Kliman in ENC Focus asks the question Do you want to make afterschool math come alive? As an answer, Kliman presents several ideas for helping students increase the power of their own mathematical thinking in solving problems they care about.
Kliman's article describes an approach that offers compelling and genuine uses of math, that honors and builds on children's existing mathematical knowledge, and that provides a robust foundation of understanding for the mathematics children encounter inside and outside of school. The article even offers a few ideas to help anyone create engaging, enriching, and relevant mathematical activities.
The full article is available from ENC's web site.
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