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ERIC Number: EJ1157349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Turning Teaching Upside Down
Seeley, Cathy L.
Educational Leadership, v75 n2 p32-36 Oct 2017
The traditional method of teaching math--showing students how to do a procedure, then assigning problems that require them to use that exact procedure--leads to adults who don't know how to approach problems that don't look like those in their math book. Seeley describes an alternative teaching method (upside-down teaching) in which teachers give students a problem they may not know how to solve and have them work and discuss together to come up with a problem-solving approach and solution. Thus, students improve their problem-solving skills as they learn key math content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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