Normally, I’m not big on just sharing a link to another person’s blog, but I think this particular blog entry warrants it.
Last week at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition, I was fortunate to attend a session with Dan Meyer about why word problems are typically the bane of our students’ existence. Generally, they are a bunch of words on paper with no real connection to “real-life” math – or anything else students are interested in.
While you’re there, be sure to check out Dan’s other posts – he is one of my favorite folks to follow. You can also find him on Twitter by following @ddmeyer.