Yes, those of you who know me well know I am a strong believer in “try first, be prepared to fail but try to figure it out. The learn”. Something in the way Math is often taught has annoyed me ever since I understood what learning really was about. Now finally it feels like The LUCK Concept goes Math!
And NOW brain researchers started challenging the AR – Algorithmic Reasoning. This is the type where the challenge is “Steve has five apples – he gives Ann two. How many are left?” Tool: “Put five sticks on a plate. Remove two”. /<more…>
The new model is called CMR and you’ll see how much LUCKc there’s in it: CMR is short for Creative Mathematically Founded Reasoning. In CMR no method is delivered with the exercise. And results are very inspiring. The method is a lot like the “vända på kuttingen” we do in Swedish – or in my English “Kutting Edge” (yes, with a K). It means “expect the student/colleague to know. Start there – and build with dialog”.
Resercher: Ms Linnea Karlsson, PhD, researcher at the Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI)
Although findings may vary I think this opened MY mind a lot. That expected way to do things is probably helping in some situations, but more and more results indicate that some friction, and effort – the TRY (make use of numerous brain functionality) and find out HOW (feeling smart as in gamification, being accepted and belonging) and often WHY (what can this be used for in real life?). As our brain is a huge glucose consumer we WILL lose track if not interested. Pure evolution.