Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Madison Project, Bob Davis and the Mathman

"How can I motivate my students to get more interested in doing math?" was the question I posed to Don Cohen back in 1972 at a Saturday morning math workshop in NYC.  "The problem is that your kids are not really doing math," Don replied as we strolled down a picturesque Greenwich Village street. "What you need to do is get your students to create their own math. But first the teacher needs to do the same. That's the purpose of the workshop I am leading here." That one comment has stayed with me ever since as I continue my effort to inspire teachers to aim for that vision for themselves and with their students.

At the time, Don's vision came from his work with Bob Davis and the Madison Math Project. Join us tonight at the Math 2.0 Elluminate Live! session (August 4, 2010 9:30pm EDT) where Don (the Mathman) will be sharing that his early vision hasn't really changed all that much over the past 40+ years.

If you can't make it tonight, there will be a recording available at Math 2.0 Elluminate site after the session is over.