Last week my advanced math students completed another unit assessment. These kids are amazing, but every one of them got some answers incorrect because of brain glitches. There’s no reason why just about every one of the students couldn’t have gotten all of the answers correct.
I’m going to ask for their tests back, scan their answer sheets, and snip out the ones they missed. I’ll upload them here and show you what I mean. Should be pretty interesting.
In order to most effectively teach the students in my advanced math class, I need to have a better understanding of adolescent brain development.
These students are not just ahead of their peers as far as math skills go. It is possible that the massive rewiring and efficiency upgrade their brains are experiencing is also ahead of schedule compared to other students their age.
Time-lapse movies of brain development can be found here.
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