30 August 2011, 14:42

Maths at US schools: less formula-stuffing, more creative thinking

Maths at US schools: less formula-stuffing, more creative thinking
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Hemant Mehta , a Maths teacher in Chicago, a blogger and author of the book I Sold My Soul on E-Bay talks about a recent speech he gave about encouraging a change in the way Maths is taught in the US and also getting students to think mathematically.

Hemant Mehta, a Maths teacher in Chicago, a blogger and author of the book I Sold My Soul on E-Bay talks about a recent speech he gave about encouraging a change in the way Maths is taught in the US and also getting students to think mathematically. Mr. Mehta believes that the current approach to teaching Maths at school boils down to hand-feeding formulae to students without letting them figure anything out for themselves.

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