In this talk Dan Meyer discusses five attributes that he argues our students have instilled in them. These are:

1. Lack of initiative

2. Lack of perseverance

3. Lack of retention

4. Aversion to word problems

5. Eagerness for formulas

I agree with Dan Meyer because I have seen my own students express such characteristics. Education, especially math education, in the past has had a negative impact on our students. Dan Meyer argues that our students are exposed to media in which problems are easily solved, which in turn has led to the lack of perseverance and their quick desire for the "formula". The problems in our students’ textbooks provide unrealistic problems that one does not necessarily face in the real-world. Because of this Dan Meyer has come up with five strategies that we as math educators should implement in order to promote real-world situations in our classrooms. The five strategies are:

1. Use multimedia

2. Encourage student intuition

3. Ask the shortest question you can

4. Let students build the problem

5. Be less helpful

One comment that stood out to me from this talk was that "the math serves the conversation; the conversation does not serve the math". All educators can replace math in this sentence with their respective subject area and all educators should strive to create such a working environment in their classrooms.

1. Lack of initiative

2. Lack of perseverance

3. Lack of retention

4. Aversion to word problems

5. Eagerness for formulas

I agree with Dan Meyer because I have seen my own students express such characteristics. Education, especially math education, in the past has had a negative impact on our students. Dan Meyer argues that our students are exposed to media in which problems are easily solved, which in turn has led to the lack of perseverance and their quick desire for the "formula". The problems in our students’ textbooks provide unrealistic problems that one does not necessarily face in the real-world. Because of this Dan Meyer has come up with five strategies that we as math educators should implement in order to promote real-world situations in our classrooms. The five strategies are:

1. Use multimedia

2. Encourage student intuition

3. Ask the shortest question you can

4. Let students build the problem

5. Be less helpful

One comment that stood out to me from this talk was that "the math serves the conversation; the conversation does not serve the math". All educators can replace math in this sentence with their respective subject area and all educators should strive to create such a working environment in their classrooms.