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James Otto and the Pi Man: A constructivist tale. A special section on mathematics education. (English)
Phi Delta Kappan 85, No. 3, 212-214 (2003).
Instead of teaching his fifth-graders a formula, a teacher leads them to discover an important mathematical concept on their own. Following the students through this process, Ms. Funk demonstrates the power of constructivist learning, an approach that seems to be at risk in this age of accountability and testing.
Classification: C33 D83 G33
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