this self-test and see.
new concepts presented in real-life (outside the classroom) situations
and experiences that are familiar to the student?
concepts in examples and student exercises presented in the context
of their use?
new concepts presented in the context of what the student already
examples and student exercises include many real, believable problem-solving
situations that students can recognize as being important to their
current or possible future lives?
examples and student exercises cultivate an attitude that says, "I need to learn this"?
students gather and analyze their own data as they are guided in
discovery of the important concepts?
opportunities presented for students to gather and analyze their
own data for enrichment and extension?
lessons and activities encourage the student to apply concepts
and information in useful contexts, projecting the student into
imagined futures (e.g., possible careers) and unfamiliar locations
students expected to participate regularly in interactive groups
where sharing, communicating, and responding to the important concepts
and decision-making occur?
lessons, exercises, and labs improve students’ written and
oral communication skills in addition to mathematical reasoning