Monday, September 29, 2014

Math "Aha" Moments

In fifth grade, to teach multiplication, my teacher used "of" instead of "times." In other words, he said, "4 of 6 equals 24." All of a sudden, I understood multiplication. He also used "fit" instead of "divide." "How many 6s fit into 24?" Again, suddenly, I "got" division. Those were two "aha moments" for me.

Good teachers find ways to make difficult things seem a lot more simple.


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