It can be challenging in education to help students see that problems and challenges can often be solved in more than one way. This Mexican teacher offers an example of how to actively promote this, by inviting different students to share their methods of matching three quadratic equations with their corresponding graph. The teacher takes the time to explore different methods and facilitates the space for students to share these. The teacher is also clearly conscious here of who is speaking and promotes opportunities for different students to be involved.
This is a rural, public school. Watch out for how the teacher: - Builds connections using visual aids
- Invites students to explain their reasoning behind different strategies
- Encourages approaching problems in more than one way
How do you promote multiple ways of reasoning in your own classroom?