There is much talk in our district about student engagement and 21st century literacy. The learning through problem solving approach discussed in the previous posts fits nicely within these topics. When a learning through problem solving approach is used, I believe that in addition to math content, students learn the following critical skills.
- Perseverance and Persistence
- An ability to approach a problem in a variety of ways
- Peer Review
- Self Correction
These things, folks, are 21st century skills.