Making Mistakes

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:35am

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

Our December blog focusses on the value of making mistakes. It seems counter intuitive, but we often learn more when we make mistakes than when we "get it right" immediately. And yes, this is true for our students AND for ourselves as teachers. :) Read the blog.

We just did a workshop at a local high school (Pioneer Valley Performing Arts) about including more art connections in the mathematics classroom. While we include many art projects in our college classrooms to connect with our audience this was the first time that our primary goal was on art projects. To that end we generated a page that gives an overview of the art projects that are contained in our materials.

We are also getting ready for our booth at the JMM! We are looking forward to connecting with many of you in Texas in January.


Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

While you lecture you might not see any student mistakes but one of the eye-opening experiences of inquiry-based learning is the huge amount of mistakes you observe.