Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Math specialists at MMSA have been working with teachers through collaboration and coaching to make pedagogical shifts away from traditional math teaching and toward inquiry- and project-based learning. One major shift is the use of projects and questions to drive the learning, not just as an assessment of learning at the end of a unit. Another shift is in teachers learning along with students instead of as the traditional role of teacher as mathematical authority in the room. In experiential learning, students are asking questions and finding solutions to open problems that often take days or weeks, for instance: