# 5 Principles for teaching math

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• Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching. Dan Finkel
• 10cm
• How could we find the Area of this shape?
• 2. Students need TIME to Struggle...
• We could divide it into 5 triangles. But how do we know the height?
• Hmm... Let me think about that.
• I don't get where to start??
• Can I go to the bathroom?!
• 3. You are NOT the answer key.
• 10cm
• How could we find the Area of this shape?
• That's a great question Sarah. I'm not sure. Let's see if we can figure that out.
• Good thinking Narika!
• Good idea Jeff.
• We would have to find the scale factor, because the bottom edge doesn't look like 10cm.
• Could we just measure the height with a ruler?
• 4. Say YES to your students' ideas.
• 5. PLAY!
• "PLAY is the highest form of research" A. Einstein
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