Check out this “PLC Byte” on the development of mathematical concepts through the Enactive – Iconic – Symbolic progression. Some discussion questions as you view the short webinar:
- What are the concepts of Enactive – Iconic – Symbolic?
- How do these concepts relate to other educational theories?
- How can the concepts of Enactive – Iconic – Symbolic support the development of mathematical understanding by students?
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.