Tag Archives: George Polya

George Polya’s Ten Commandments for Teachers

This is George Polya’s 10 commandments for teachers: 1. Be interested in your subject. 2. Know your subject. 3. Know about the ways of learning: The best way to learn anything is to discover it by yourself. 4. Try to read the faces of your students, try to see their expectations and difficulties, put yourself… Read More »

Math Knowledge for Teaching Addition

This post is the second in the series of post about the Math Knowledge for Teaching (MKT) where I present task/lesson that teachers and interested readers of this blog can discuss. The first is about Tangents to Curves, a Year 12 lesson. This second post is for young learners. The task How many small cubes make up… Read More »

Understanding by Design from WikiPilipinas

I think the following entry from WikiPilipinas needs revising. “Learning of facts”? Check also the last statement. “Teaching for understanding” is the main tenet of UbD. In this framework, course design, teacher and student attitudes, and the classroom learning environment are factors not just in the learning of facts but also in the attainment of… Read More »

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