Chapter 6: Mathematicians Rise to a Challenge

Study Guide for Chapter 6

BBC documentary about Andrew Wiles’ solution of Fermat’s Last Theorem:

Dan Meyer‘s TED talk:

Phil Daro‘s “Against Answer Getting”:

Joining the Math-Twitter-Blog-o-Sphere (#MTBoS):

Makeover blogs:

Low Floors, High Ceilings, and Open Middles:


Productive Struggle and Destructive Struggle

  • Francis Su, current president of the Mathematical Association of America, wrote an MAA Focus piece about teaching and productive struggle, reprinted here: The Value of Struggle