A few years ago when I was co-teaching with one of my colleagues I wanted to try out the concept of discovery learning. I saw something about it in the resources we were using. So, I thought we could give it a try.

We were going to be teaching the difference between linear and nonlinear functions. It seems like a really simple concept. You just look at the graph and if it’s a straight line, then it’s a linear function. And if it’s not a straight line, then it’s a nonlinear function. But, as all teachers know, nothing is that simple. You don’t just tell kids stuff and they remember it. You can’t just talk about something for 10 minutes and then kids remember forever. If it were that simple, then we really wouldn’t need teachers. [Read more…] about Teaching Linear versus Nonlinear Functions through Discovery