In Math Class, Rigor = Fun

By Peter Meyerhoff, PhD It’s time to get serious about math in school.  Math needs to be much more challenging, much more focused, much more rigorous.  And that means it’s time we let kids play. Wait… play?  What happened to getting serious?  Where’s the rigor? Rigor = fun To see why math needs to be playful, it’s important to understand the concept of “rigor.”  Everyone talks about it, but as Inigo Montoya said in The Princess Bride, “You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”   Rigor isn’t about demanding students do […]

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