#14 Create a Student-Centered and Stimulating Math Class with Maarit Rossi (如何打造學生為中心的教室)


Maarit Rossi was a Finnish Math teacher and principal.  She is one of the top 10 finalists in Global Teacher Prize 2016.  Maarit is driven to prove that math is not boring but stimulating and meaningful; Her students often learn outside the classroom by taking unconventional approaches to real-life problems.

She has authored nine Math text books, several pedagogic articles and publications.

Besides lecturing and training teachers around the world,  she is also the CEO of Paths to Math. “Paths to Math” is an e-Learning Math material that helps teachers to build an innovative, challenging and student centered learning environment for the grades 6 to 9. 

Connect with Maarit Rossi:
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Show Notes with Selected Links

  • [1:37] What is the difference between these two Math class drawings? One is you first took over their math class and  the other one is after 3 years you taught them. What is the reason or motivation behind that you want them to  draw a math class?
  • [5:07] What do you think the key components for building a student-centered learning environment?
  • [8:20] An example how Maarit guides students to discuss and talk in the classroom. 
  • [12:30] Social interaction is important for more active learning. Any tips you would give teachers to facilitate social learning?
  • [14:35] When you were teaching, how do you find the ideas from real world that you can incorporate in your math class? 
  • [17:50] How should assessment change?
  • [21:32] How did you see a student’s learning progression in their portfolio and 1-1 conversation?
  • [24:00] Now it is Covid-19 , how can teachers make math interesting and engaging in distance learning?
  • [27:40] What drove you to build this Path to Math?
  • [30:54] Examples about how a teacher can plan their personalized learning course with Path to Math
  • [33:33] Any books that changed your thinking a lot in the past few years
  • [36:28] For a baby teacher, what is the one piece of advice you would give to them?
  • [37:34] Parting thoughts


  • Any real life examples you can think of to incorporate in your class like waste management? (In math class, ask student to calculate their waste daily. )
  • Any activities you did in the class that made your students to move and talk.

What can you do tomorrow

  • Ask your students to draw the subject class you teach in to learn how they think of the class. Is it engaging?
  • If your student has learning profolio, have a 1-1 conversation with them to understand their learning deeper. For example, we can ask students what is the project they enjoyed the most and why.


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#3 心儀老師: 奠基進 v.s. 臆測教學 (Ms Chen – integrate different teaching methods in your class. )


Show notes:

1:32 : 嘗試的數理教學方式 – 奠基進教室
6:38 : 臆測教學介紹
14:14 : 目前得到最好的教學建議




  • 帶老師神仙教學網:https://www.facebook.com/groups/882811105094261/
  • 溫老師備課party:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1648875288684914/
  • 彰化縣數學領域輔導團:https://www.trsc.chc.edu.tw/eweb/math

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#2 張老師:桌遊結合數學,思辨素養的培育 (Mr. Chang – boardgames in teaching and nurture critical thinking )

台灣新北市立桃子腳國民中小學的張老師,已教授數學二十多年了,他仍不斷地嘗試不一樣的教學方式,希望給予他的孩子最棒的一堂數學課。為了因應108 課綱推動的自主學習和素養培育,很多學校加入了彈性學習課程。每個學校實施彈性課程方式不一,很妙的是:在桃子腳的老師,是搶著要上彈性課程。因為在這課堂上,他們可以嘗試創新有趣的教學模式。


Show notes

1:06 : 如何結合桌遊和數學教學
3:50 : 可以去哪裡尋找適合教學的桌遊
5:55 : 彈性課程在桃子角平均幾堂
7:09 : 各個領域如何分配彈性課程
10:20 : 建議的桌遊
11:11 : 最常給老師的建議
12:47 : 希望孩子從課堂學到什麼


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