“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin
This quotation by Benjamin Franklin is true, since we learn best by doing. I know from experience with knitting. I can watch others tell me the steps involved, but until I attempt the stitches myself I don’t fully learn it. The same is true in the classroom. Students can be told numerous times how to solve a problem, but until they’ve had hands on experience and performed themselves they won’t fully learn the concept to its highest potential. Whether students are given math supplies or cooperate with peers solving math problems, involvement must take place for learning to occur.