A Wonder-Full Task Leads to a Wonder-Full Intervention

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  • 1 University in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Mathematical paradoxes often produce awe and wonder in the mathematics classroom. In this classroom episode, I share a paradoxical task, based on Simpson's Paradox, and its power as an intervention for a child diagnosed with ADHD. The Paradox leveraged his strengths to help him build understandings in proportional reasoning.

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A mathematical activity that provokes wonder becomes a powerful tool to help a learner diagnosed with ADHD.

Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
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