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An Ode to The Phantom Tollbooth #MakerEducation

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For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.

Wonderful piece on one of my all time favorite books, The Phantom Tollbooth, from the Scientific American Blog.

So many lessons that people assume have to be limited to classrooms are given room to play on the narrative page. Forget just asking kids what a dodecahedron is; let them imagine what it would be like to have a conversation with one. Averages are given a new meaning when you meet the partial child from the average family. You might think more about using common expressions if comparing something to “falling off a log” meant that you actually fell off of one. These meant so much more to me as part of a story than they would have on a blackboard.

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