Sunday, November 8, 2009
PBL Article Review
Teaching mathematics, I've noticed that students have difficulty with being able to visualize basic concepts and fundamentals. Not being able to do so makes recalling the operations needed to solved a problem that requires the use of these fundamental concepts. The new Georgia Performance Standards for math are theoretically designed to utilize an array of teaching pedagogy in order to allow students to connect mentally to the operations they are using. This article talks about the use of visual and nonvisual learning methods and how students readily adapt to the ways they are taught, if done at an early age. The concept of using fantasy baseball and mathematics supports the ideology that students perform better on fundamental mathematical skills when they can associate them with a visual memory.