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Re: Discussion Question 2 - [Channel-talkmathhs] Teaching Mathgrades 9-12

From: O'Hares <ohares3@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 14:17:36 EDT

Great, thanks!

--- Janet von Stein <tristar5@optonline.net> wrote:

> Hi Liz:
>
> I just finished C of lesson 3. (I had report cards
> to do this week-end) I
> will try to work through D tomorrow. I took a quick
> peek at E and see we
> have to create a lesson plan. We could collaborate
> on that. Give me a day
> or 2 to put some thoughts together.
> Jan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "O'Hares" <ohares3@yahoo.com>
> To: "Discussion list for TEACHING MATH, GRADES 9-12"
>
> <channel-talkmathhs@learner.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 8:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Discussion Question 2 -
> [Channel-talkmathhs] Teaching
> Mathgrades 9-12
>
>
> > Janet,
> >
> > How are you? Would you like to work on a
> collaborative
> > lesson plan effort for assignment 3-E? Or at least
> > evaluate each others? Whatever you think...
> >
> > Liz
> >
> >
> > --- O'Hares <ohares3@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Janet,
> >> It sounds like you offer your students a great
> >> amount
> >> of self-learning and self-disciplining
> techniques. I
> >> always use a reflective journal. Sometimes I have
> >> them
> >> write some consider some prefacing questions on a
> >> newly introduced lesson.
> >>
> >> Liz
> >>
> >>
> >> --- Janet von Stein <tristar5@optonline.net>
> wrote:
> >> > My students are paired at all times. (I have
> >> tables
> >> > for 2) Sometimes they
> >> > work in groups of 3-4. I encourage them to ask
> >> each
> >> > other for help before
> >> > they ask me (I like the ask 3 before me
> approach).
> >> > Communication between
> >> > students is very "telling". I like to go
> around
> >> and
> >> > listen as one student
> >> > explains to another. If they can clearly
> explain
> >> > something to another
> >> > student they reinforce their own understanding.
> >> I
> >> > have my students keep
> >> > math journals and frequently use exit
> reflections
> >> at
> >> > the end of a lesson.
> >> > This is another opportunity to get an inside
> view
> >> of
> >> > their understanding. I
> >> > can often get to the heart of misconceptions by
> >> > listening to a student.
> >> > Working in a group where they have to justify
> >> their
> >> > results prepares them
> >> > for the work place when they may have to work
> as a
> >> > group and convince their
> >> > group members. I also think it is vital that
> >> > students see connections to
> >> > the real world for application of the
> mathematics.
> >>
> >> > Pointless algebraic
> >> > manipulation serves no purpose. Some students
> are
> >> > very adept at it but
> >> > haven't a clue as to how a
> >> > linear/quadratic/exponential or logrithmic
> >> > equation relates to a real world situation. We
> >> talk
> >> > "ALOT" about what kind
> >> > of model would fit the data.
> >> > My overarching theme is How Can The Study of
> >> > Mathematics Help To Make Sense
> >> > of My World? & What Do Mathematicians Study?
> >> > Patterns and Statistics are
> >> > primary to their study in 9th Grade math.
> >> >
> >> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > From: "O'Hares" <ohares3@yahoo.com>
> >> > To: "O'Hares" <ohares3@yahoo.com>; "Discussion
> >> list
> >> > for TEACHING MATH,
> >> > GRADES 9-12" <channel-talkmathhs@learner.org>
> >> > Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 6:38 AM
> >> > Subject: Discussion Question 2 -
> >> > [Channel-talkmathhs] Teaching Math grades
> >> > 9-12
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > > DQ1: From Session 1 - Questions to write and
> >> > reflect
> >> > > about:
> >> > >
> >> > > What types of mathematical communication are
> you
> >> > > interested in trying in your own classroom?
> How
> >> > will
> >> > > you go about doing that? What are you hoping
> to
> >> > gain
> >> > > from this work?
> >> > >
> >> > > Liz's Response: I would like to teach that
> there
> >> > are
> >> > > patterns everywhere and statistics that help
> us
> >> > > understand these patterns. I think realistic
> >> > student
> >> > > activites involving banking and sales
> >> experiments
> >> > > using computers and technology can help me
> teach
> >> > > these. This type of learning will encourage
> >> > > multi-faceted communication, including
> student
> >> to
> >> > > cyberspace and back, and help break away from
> >> the
> >> > > instructor-led only model.
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
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