tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1591780087227839882.post3458934592296926527..comments2016-08-05T11:33:43.177-07:00Comments on The Mathy Murk: One Hot Topic: Law of Sines & CosinesThe Mathy Murkhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09518226935498308758noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1591780087227839882.post-51855733214384425482015-04-13T09:25:52.706-07:002015-04-13T09:25:52.706-07:00Thanks, Steve! It's so essential that student...Thanks, Steve! It's so essential that students make connections in what they are learning and too often it's the teacher who is making the connections for them. I am super impressed with and proud of my students for persevering and taking on the challenge of learning new mathematics! It's kind of what I live for! :)The Mathy Murkhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09518226935498308758noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1591780087227839882.post-49473007409790858292015-04-13T08:56:18.040-07:002015-04-13T08:56:18.040-07:00I liked how you started with a familiar right tria...I liked how you started with a familiar right triangle problem that included using trig, then extended it without first teaching the math concepts needed. Particularly nice that you had them shift their focus from finding answers to the problem to having them discover possible methods for how they might find the answers. It is magical when we can find the right situation where students take ownership of their learning and persevere because they are interested! A fascinating post – well done!!Steve Legehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10793376982829651099noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1591780087227839882.post-86374454628281993282015-04-12T08:29:18.926-07:002015-04-12T08:29:18.926-07:00Thanks, Amy! Yes, teaching them "stuff"...Thanks, Amy! Yes, teaching them "stuff" is great, but not as impactful as teaching them how to think critically and problem solve.The Mathy Murkhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09518226935498308758noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1591780087227839882.post-10998361706829456602015-04-11T10:35:10.563-07:002015-04-11T10:35:10.563-07:00You nailed it with that last line! That is exactly...You nailed it with that last line! That is exactly what I hope for my students.<br />Inspiring post Jessica! Thank for committing the time to share your experience.Amy Zimmerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09960137549431994944noreply@blogger.com