How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics

2017 NCSM Annual Conference
February 2017

By James Tanton

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. In mathematics, a picture can spawn a thousand creative ideas. And in the mathematics classroom the power of pictures is unbridled!

Consider creating and James Tanton placing powerful wordless posters in the classroom. Display deep mathematical ideas in ways that transcend language and culture.

Here are three quick favorite examples. (The third one is almost wordless!)

See what word-full discussions result!








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