Thursday, December 3, 2015

Math problems of the week: differentiated, student-centered instruction

From A Second Course in Algebra, published in 1937:



Extra Credit: 

"If you get 100% on this test, you may omit section 92."

Are there any examples of this kind of student-centered flexibility built into any of today's math texts?

Discuss how this relates to other aspects of student-centered instruction, like letting students decide whether they want to work in groups or independently, or whether they prefer to sit in pods facing one another, or in rows facing the blackboard (on this last point, see Barry Garelick's recent piece at Education News.)

2 comments:

lgm said...

My district does not use math texts.
Testing out is allowed if it is a whole grade skip. Compacting by skipping units within a course is not allowed. Seat time and no child gets ahead are the guiding principles.

Auntie Ann said...

Is that Mallory's book?

(Yay! I don't have to identify street signs or sandwiches on the Captcha!)