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Practical Insights from Neuroscience Related to Teaching Math to Neurodiverse Students

Barbara Oakley (Oakland U.)

Date & time: Wednesday, 01 March 2023 at 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Abstarct: A growing body of research insight from neuroscience has revealed many surprises when it comes to teaching math. For example, some forms of teaching can engage students’ sophisticated pattern recognition systems, which can be invaluable in making math easier to learn, particularly at more advanced levels. And there are further surprises—for example, just because students know how to solve a problem in math does not necessarily mean that they can—or should—be able to explain it. In fact, forcing some neurally diverse students to explain their reasoning when they can already demonstrate their understanding can actually kill their motivation for deeper learning.

In this webinar, we will explore these and other counterintuitive insights from research that can allow you to make intelligent use of students’ differing underlying approaches to learning.  We will also explore the intimate connection between retrieval practice in math and the metaphors used in art, music, and poetry.

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