Guided Discovery Lessons



“Facilitating students’ discovery of mathematical concepts requires far more than a laissez-faire approach in which the teacher does little other than stay out of the way.  Rather, this difficult and demanding form of teaching requires teachers to examine the cognitive structure of the concepts to be taught and then to create series of experiences that will offer students the opportunity to explore the domain and discover these concepts.” 



(Martin Simon, “The Teacher’s Role in Increasing Student Understanding of Mathematics,” Educational Leadership, April 1986)