I bring this group up now because I’m doing an online course with them on Differentiated Math Instruction. While working through the reading, I came across this sentence:
Well-chosen problems can often replace regular exercises and assignments and accomplish multiple curricular goals more effectively.
I am very interested in the selection of problems to replace the hum-drum ‘turn to page p394, complete 1.31 odd’ where possible. Interaction, debate, making links across topics (within and outside of math!), and problems that can engage students coming from multiple backgrounds are all things I want in a classroom. Looking forward to the rest of the course.