Day 81: Why We WhiteboardPosted: February 4, 2014
I am continually amazed at how students learn. These whiteboards are for the same problem, a boat traveling directly upstream. Since we had done a relative velocity problem where the resultant formed the hypotenuse of a triangle, the group generalized that and thought they should do it for every problem. I saw this multiple times throughout the day. Kids need a chance to flesh out their thoughts, not just try to generalize what we tell them to think.