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An Ideal Environment for Learning Mathematics

The Environment as the Third Teacher

In the Third Teacher http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/CBS_ThirdTeacher.pdfit states “A classroom that is functioning successfully as a third teacher will be responsive to the children’s interests, provide opportunities for children to make their

thinking visible and then foster further learning and engagement.” (Susan Fraser 2012, p. 67).

The math Curriculum is not just the math processes and skills that are to be learned , but what the students see on the walls and texts, and how students interact with the learning space they are in. Mathematics can be seen all around them.

Quest to Learn: An Alternate Learning Envrionment

Watch this video to learn how one school in NYC is changing the learning environment for students.
New York City's Quest to Learn Public School: Rethinking Learning | MacArthur Foundation