At the 2011 Secular Student Alliance conference, I gave a talk about the need for more critical thinking in math education. The video of the talk is finally available so I wanted to share that with you. (Plus, I’m at a math conference this weekend and it seemed like the perfect time to post it.)
Hopefully, it won’t scare you away even if you hate the subject!
(Spoiler: If you’re coming to Skepticon IV next month and you want to be surprised, don’t watch this! I’ll be giving a version of this talk there.)
I owe a lot to Dan Meyer, who’s influenced a lot of my thinking on this subject. I got a number of the examples in the talk from his website. It’s a must-read for any math teacher.