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What is Teaching in Context?


An Introductory Example


  • Piecewise functions could be motivated by health insurance policies or cell phone plans.


Motivating Applications


  • Begin class with an application that can be solved with the topics to be taught that day and then solve the application at the end of class.


Using “Hands On” Manipulatives


  • Introduce a topic with some “hands on” equipment that demonstrates the concept to be learned.


Make It Real and Relevant


  • The application needs to be real world, interesting, and relevant to your students for the best retention of content.


To assist you in incorporating Teaching in Context into your lessons, this module includes the following:


  • Videos of planning and delivering a lesson

  • Student interviews

  • Many examples of Teaching in Context


Click on the links to the left to view these items.
















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