ERIC Number: EJ1157349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Models, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Logic, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 2, Cooperative Learning, Relevance (Education), Grade 12, Grade 6, Word Problems (Mathematics), Error Correction, Video Technology
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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