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Dan Meyer: “Beyond Relevance & Real World: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement”

Check out Dan Meyer’s latest talk at the April 2016 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, CA, “Beyond Relevance & Real World: Stronger Strategies for Student Engagement.”  This talk focuses on the attempts of textbooks to engage students with “real-world” contexts, career connections, and applications that do not relate to our students’ world & experiences. Dan Meyer offers strategies and tips to redefine what it means to be “real world” and why it’s good to start a fight in your mathematics classroom.  Another visionary talk of how teachers engage students in mathematics, not textbooks.