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

Jose Vilson 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 let students into the process that our earliest mathematicians used …