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Teaching math through problem formulation. Rather than the teacher thinking of the problem and telling the students which tools to use to solve it, students are encouraged to use common sense and intuition, to seek ways to solve the problem that not only make sense to them, but also forces them to come to true understanding of both the problem and the solution. Einstein sums it up very well in this quote, “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. The way that this TED speaker explains it, this kind of rich learning seems possible for many different subject matters to implement!

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