Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover

Jami Smith

Dan Meyer, former high school math teacher presented a TEDtalk titled “Math class needs a makeover.” In this witty examination of a typical high school math lesson, Meyer outlines his teaching techniques which are anything but typical.

Restructuring textbook math problems to contain far less helpful information has helped his students engage in real world math conversations, and most importantly, gain a strong grounding in math reasoning. 

Jami is a media specialist for MLC.