Experiencing the Discovery Method (44:50 Mins)


Experiencing the Discovery Method

by Emily Dyke | LDS Homeschool Conference 2015

How can you use math to encourage and inspire your kids to become powerful thinkers? Parents play a huge role in the effectiveness of their children’s math education. Don’t worry! That is a good thing! Come learn how to ask good questions to bring out a unique and powerful thinker in your child. Come learn the benefits of letting your child struggle and how to help them through it. Parents and children of all ages will learn how to have fun with math by experiencing the Discovery Method.

Emily is co-founder of Math Inspirations and author of Hands On Math and 10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Math. Emily’s pursuit of professional teaching began at Brigham Young University in their Mathematics Education program. Soon, Emily’s mentor, renowned math education guru Dr. Blake Peterson asked Emily to join him in his research and teaching others in her program. Under Dr. Peterson, Emily mastered the art of teaching a deep, conceptual understanding of math. After years of study, Emily moved to Yuma, AZ to teach at Yuma High School. What did she discover? That all the great theories she had learned didn’t work, at least not in the current educational model. It wasn’t until she started teaching her nieces and nephews that the Discovery Method was born. Since then, Emily has worked with parents from all over the country to help them apply the Discovery Method and watched their families use math in a powerful way to become more self-reliant thinkers.

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