Explore: Shifting the Onus of Learning
"Explore" in the Classroom
Students work in small groups or pairs to solve the task, shifting the onus of learning from the teacher to the students. Students are provided the chance “to get messy with the math” by applying their prior knowledge and skills to persevere in problem-solving. The teacher’s role is to move among groups, allow students to struggle and make mistakes, and listen closely.
How do students get a chance to discover the mathematics for themselves rather than being told what it is?