Dan Meyer is exploring the way we teach teachers to teach kids.

Why you should listen

Dan Meyer asks, "How can we design the ideal learning experience for students?" As a part-time Googler, a provocative blogger  and a full-time high-school math teacher, his perspective on curriculum design, teacher education and teacher retention is informed by tech trends and online discourse as much as front-line experience with students.

Meyer has spun off his enlightening message -- that teachers "be less helpful" and push their students to formulate the steps to solve math problems -- into a nationwide tour-of-duty on the speaking circuit.

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“I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn't want it but is forced by law to buy it.” — Dan Meyer

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Math class needs a makeover: Dan Meyer on TED.com

May 13, 2010

Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect — and excel at — paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. (Recorded at TEDxNYED, March 2010 in New York, NY. Duration: 11:39) Watch Dan Meyer’s talk […]

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