Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Why Meta is Betta: Possible to help students learn math by reading textbook?
This Friday 3/25 - How to help students learn to study - even how to learn from reading math textbooks! Interview with experienced online teacher Lucy MacDonald - who worked with a math teacher to help students READ math. Observed that students did NOT read textbook at all. Helped teachers, students develop Textbook Reading Guides. Worked with students to WRITE instructions about how to read and study more effectively for students - intended for students who would take the same course next term. Subsequently other math teachers asked for copies of the handouts to use with other math textbooks - as model for helping students learn from math textbooks.