How teachers can use Pi Day to extol the mystery of math

03/13/2014 |

In celebration of Pi Day, middle-school math teacher Jose Vilson outlines ways to teach math as a form of suspense, where some concepts, such as pi, are simply confounding. In that spirit, he offers alternatives to calling numbers "odd" and fractions "improper." "Instead of teaching math as facts, teach it as a set of things that we have yet to explore, but can and should," Vilson writes.

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