Session 07: April 02, 2016


We were fortunate to have Dr. Michael Nakamaye from the University of New Mexico as a guest presenter at MaTCH. The focus of the session was on making sense of ratios as they related to the gears of a bicycle. Although many of us have experiences riding bikes, not many of us had thought about how the relationships between the gears make it easier or more difficult to pedal!

We were all pushed to reason about the mathematical relationships, providing a great connection to our pedagogical discussion, focused on proof and mathematical arguments, as described in the Common Core State Standards’ SMPs.