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The evidence for active learning

There is overwhelming evidence that when students engage in mathematical activity in math class ("active learning"), they learn more and they develop more positive identities with respect to mathematics.

Summaries from mathematical organizations

The blog posts and reports below, from mathematical organizations, summarize the evidence for active learning. They are written for college math teachers:


Scientific papers

The papers below are scientific papers that present evidence for active learning. 


The counter-argument

Despite the overwhelming evidence for active learning, nothing is ever cut-and-dried in educational research. Below a well-known critique of so-called "minimal guidance" pedagogies including active learning, along with responses to the critique.