By flipping their classrooms, educators will have more class time to work on developing high order thinking skills in their students. Most of my passion for teaching mathematics with the flip model comes from using this extra time to help my students learn and grow.
Mathematics is a very creative subject too, and it is impossible to create in mathematics without higher order thinking abilities. I am referring here to computer technologies, architectures, and design in engineering.
Students need additional time to process, instead of simply completing rote problems from a textbook without any connections to college or career. This coming year, I will be focusing on student authenticity - making a real-world connections that can motivate their learning.