Hacking Mathematics: 10 Problems That Need Solving

Hacking Mathematics: 10 Problems That Need Solving

by Denis Sheeran


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948212038
Publisher: Times 10 Publications
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Series: Hack Learning Series , #17
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 330,230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 13

The biggest problem of them all

Hack 1: Help Them See Math Everywhere. 19

Engaging all students from the start of class

Hack 2: Pull a Double Switch and Add Practice Time. 35

Applying best practices for practicing best

Hack 3: Join the MTBoS. 49

Bringing the global math teaching community into your


Hack 4: Encourage a Digital Show and Tell. 59

Using a 1:1 environment to demonstrate understanding

Hack 5: Be Less Helpful and Ask More Questions. 69

Turning mathematical struggles into deep learning

Hack 6: Go Prospecting for Relevant Learning. 79

Making mathematics real and increasing student


Hack 7: Solve the Calculator Conundrum. 93

Choosing an instrument for all students: Desmos

Hack 8: Ask Unanswerable Questions. 107

Engaging students in statistical thinking instead of

skipping that section

Hack 9: Create a Wonderwall. 119

Building a culture of inquiry

Hack 10: Communicate the Message with

Two-by-Fours. 129

Creating community and parent buy-in

Conclusion . 141

Putting the pieces together

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