52 minutes | Aug 10th 2020

Dan Meyer & Three Act Math

Today we speak with the creator of the 3-act math structure, Guinness Book of World Record holder, national speaker, and Chief Academic Officer at Desmos, Dan Meyer. 

We get the dirt on Dan’s background as a student and early days as a teacher. He shares his insights on what lessons should look like, sound like and he lets us in on what a Chief Academic Officer really does. 

Stick around and you learn the origin story of the 3-Act math structure and why you need to know about it; how to use what you value in math lessons to bring out wonder and perplexity; the good and bad of ed-tech: what makes a great tech tool while teaching remotely; and, tow being culturally aware humans can make us better teachers.

What you’ll learn: 

  • The origin story of the 3-Act math structure and why you need to know about it. 
  • What we value in a math lesson and how to use wonder and perplexity to teach those values. 
  • The good and bad of ed-tech: what makes a great tech tool while teaching remotely. 
  • How being culturally aware humans can make us better teachers. 

Resources: 

Dan Meyer’s TED Talk: Math Class Needs A Makeover

How To Make Math Moments in Your Class

3-Acts of a Mathematical Story

Dan on Twitter: 

Dan’s Blog

Hema Khodai’s Twitter