by Sara Jensen
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New math: Fail + try again = real learning
- Susan Moran
In the informational text “New math: Fail + try again = real learning,” Susan Moran discusses the benefits of failing and trying again when learning something new.Pair “New math: Fail + try again = real learning” with “Why I teach math through knitting” and ask students to discuss the new approaches to education explored in the two texts. How is Sara Jensen’s mode of teaching unconventional? How does the text “New math: Fail + try again = real learning” show different tactics being used in teaching? What have been the results of these new ways of teaching?