A few cheery thoughts.
Category: How to Avoid Thinking in Math Class
The Church of the Right Answer
Students worship the Right Answer because that god delivers.
Fearing the Unknown
Uncertainty is scary. It's also the birthplace of learning.
The “Word Problem” Problem
To me, the very phrase “word problems” sounds bizarre. It’s like “food meals” or “page novels.”
Are You a Dish-Washing Robot?
To see what math class is like for memorization-driven students, imagine that you’re a household robot.
Voila, you've got a solution, no thinking required!