Inquiring Minds Don’t Want to Know

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the guys that Jimmy Buffett pissed off, provide President’s Messages, monthly words of wisdom for the troops. This December’s message is titled,

Balancing Instructional Strategies in the Math Classroom

The message begins,

When you read inquiry-based instruction or direct explicit instruction, what feelings come to mind? Are they positive? Negative? Neutral? It often feels like an “either-or” debate, doesn’t it?

Well, yeah, because it usually is. But the President wants to be balanced: Continue reading “Inquiring Minds Don’t Want to Know”