Super Stairs

LinkSuper Stairs

Developing the Question

Deconstruct the experience. What were the teacher moves? How is it different than the same kind of problem in a textbook?

How does this quote apply?

“Teachers are so eager to get to the answer that we do not devote sufficient time to developing the question.”

— Daniel Willingham




Teaching in Three Acts

LinkThe Three Acts of a Mathematical Story

Creating Intellectual Need




Ask a Question

Whenever I’m sitting in your seat, sitting through some kind of professional development, I often feel a burning, secret skepticism, something that I keep to myself. I’m inviting you here to make that skepticism or question known (anonymously) to the rest of us.

LinkSecret Skepticism Survey

Makeover a Textbook


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FileBedroom Area

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FileBrick Patio

FileCar Wreck

FileMarine Biology

FileMini Golf

FilePostal Service

FileRemote Control Car

filePenny Circle

Explore Resources

LinkThree-Act Math Tasks


LinkEstimation 180

Intellectual Need Activities

LinkMagic Octagon

LinkChocolate Math

LinkPick a Point

LinkBroken Calculator