Allow More Mistakes, And Other Advice for Getting Kids Into Math [Edutopia]

Mr. Vilson

An excerpt from my latest (highly shared) Edutopia article: 1) Allow More Mistakes I would suggest this to just about every teacher, but specifically math teachers, especially those of us who use the word “wrong” a lot. We should strike a balance between using direct instruction and exploration, leaning more on the exploration piece. Once we allow more mistakes, we …

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José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

Jose VilsonAllow More Mistakes, And Other Advice for Getting Kids Into Math [Edutopia]