"Doing [the math] this way made the lesson very easy. It was visual but still made you think and use your brain," high school student, Michigan
"The workshops helped to systematize the methods used in the classroom intuitively, showed new ways of communication solutions to the problems of teacher - student relationship. Very useful in the practice of education." teacher from Poland
_"Just wanted to share with you how much my students are benefiting from using your thinking routines. My students are the ones with cognitive impairments, and we are using them for fractions. We've used the Examples-Conclusion Graph 4 times so far with outstanding results. Today, when I handed them out at the beginning of the lesson, one of my students exclaimed, "I LOVE these!! We should use them every day!" When I asked what it was that he liked so much, he said that it helps him understand things. Another student said that she likes them because she likes being asked to write what she thinks first, and that it helps her. All of the students agreed with both statements.
Thanks for taking the time to teach us such a useful tool."
Kimberly A. Buscarino
CI Teacher ~ Links Coordinator
Carrollton High School Michigan
_"With the maps, it is very easy to find out the gaps students have in their knowledge," Karyna Lopez, teacher at Ikalo School, Mexico
"[We learned] logical thinking, he divided every task into little steps, he showed us how we can understand every important things by ourselves, I really liked his attitude!" student from Poland.
_"The math tools enable us to organize our thought by a pattern. Learning a
thinking pattern makes life much easier, not only in studying math, but
also in various aspects of everyday life." Motoi Tobita, Ph. D, Secretary General, TOCfE, Japan
"The workshops were very interesting, ... He showed us that math could be interesting, because it's not only definitions. He posed challenges before us..." student from Poland
"The way we learned the exponent properties was very interesting....I think this will stick in my head because it was not a boring way to understand things or remember things. We should do this more often. I like it very much," high school student, USA
"Original teaching way (effective), humor during the workshops, comparison the math to problems from our life, the lesson was a dialogue not a monologue," student from Poland