I recently became familiar with the work of Dan Meyer during a Marian Small conference held in Kinston on September 27th, 2013. He focuses on Three Act Math Problems; an engaging way to hook students into actively participating in problem solving through exploration and a passion for learning.
Dan Meyer is a well established and sought out mathematician who presents real life scenarios through photos and videos which in turn, makes mathematical problem solving highly engaging for students and makes students want to know what the answer is!
Check out these links below and discover how much fun problem solving can be when its presented through interesting topics which capture student interest!
A fantastic intro lesson to Dan Meyer – Uploaded on Apr 5, 2011 Math teacher Dan Meyer explains how presenting real-life scenarios through photos and videos makes math problems “irresistible” to students.
Dan Meyers TOP 10 video problems to work through with your students. Go on, try it!