Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Meyer Math"

I am so enthused about the work of Dan Meyer in the area of how math is taught and am using his ideas a lot in my class. I have decided to post my "Meyer Math" problems in this post, in honour of his inspiring TED talk.

Joe Bower has also posted on what Alberta is thinking about the teaching of math. He includes the following video on how math is everywhere. Have a look at the Alberta video and then see what you think of my "Meyer Math Problems"! (my son Marcus took the photos)

At what angle would you have to kick the ball for it to travel 50 m. in the air?

How long would it take for the cheese to be consumed by mold?

How long will it take for the ball to reach the ground?

How high would you have to jump to dunk a basketball?

How many gallons of paint would you need to paint the fence?

How fast are you growing?

How much would you save by turning off the lights?

How far is it to your house?

How much will it cost to fill up your tank?

How long does the furnace run to change the temperature of the room by two degrees?

How many tiles will you need to tile the floor?

1 comment:

  1. Love this. Is this going to be your new problem solving book? Great potential.