What I learned from baseball about making learning fun

…”How can we encourage kids in a difficult task like math without doing so in a way they’ll come to resent? I found an answer in something my 8-year-old son, C. J., likes even better than math: baseball. Baseball is a game. And math, for kids, is a game, too. Everything for them is a game. That’s the great thing about being a kid.

What does it mean to coach math instead of teaching it?”  Read on…

Excerpts taken from the Opinion Page of the New York Times article,
Don’t Teach Math, Coach ItBy Jordan Ellenberg – July 24, 2014

 

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