Here is a PowerPoint presentation of five key principles for brilliant mathematical thinking, along with loads and loads of examples to explain what I mean by each of them. A call for us teachers to really be mindful of the life thinking we should foster, encourage, promote, embrace and reward – even in a math class!

For example, one can argue that our curriculum and assessment currently reward speed and answers to “what” questions. And students, good for them, do that which is absolutely appropriate and right for those goals – memorise and do. I believe we can do better and more!

This presentation is from an hour-ish-long lecture and so comes in four parts. It extends the previous videos I have on this topic by adding more examples and bringing it all together in one place. Enjoy!

Five Principles_Part 1

Five Principles_Part 2

Five Principles_Part 3

Five Principles_Part 4

Feel free to send me an email ** tanton.math@gmail.com ** if you have a response to share directly my way.

This is the second part of the video outlining five key principles on how to think like a school math genius. This is the basis of a curriculum I’ve developed soon to appear as an on-line course for middle- and highschool students and their teachers. (Just thought I’d share some key principles on how to think like a mathematician right now!)

This is the first part of the video outlining five key principles on how to think like a school math genius. This is the basis of a curriculum I’ve developed soon to appear as an on-line course for middle- and highschool students and their teachers. (Just thought I’d share some key principles on how to think like a mathematician right now!)

Here are four student (and teacher!) tips on how to astound your colleagues when it comes to thinking about school mathematics.

Download full essay (pdf):

thinking-genius-essay