If you haven’t watched any of Michael Wesch’s videos, you really ought to take a look at these three:

A Vision of Students Today

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Information Re/evolution

Assignment: Read this 4-page article by Michael Wesch called “Anti-Teaching.”

Now reflect on / answer these questions:

How can we create this kind of motivation/reason for learning mathematics?

If we were not bound by any external restrictions (transferability, state tests, the confines of what must be learned to take the next course, the carnegie learning unit, etc.), what would we do to motivate students to learn mathematics and what would be their motivation for learning it?

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