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Re: [Teacher-talkinsights] Teacher-talkinsights Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1 Reply to Heather Korber

From: Patricia Velasquez-Torres <velasqueztorrespatricia_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:25:27 -0600

I have tried the pool tile problem and the students were engaged. They had
trouble elaborating or explaining ideas in detail and I had difficulty
squeezing in the time for more contextual problems so they could practice
more. This summer I plan to complete the on line course so that I can put
other contextual lessons to use. I have used other hands on activities to
introduce each of the 10 concepts in Algebra and the students really
enjoyed them and I have felt very comfortable doing them.
Other problems arise making sure the students complete all the skills
required for the High School Algebra I class. As well as making sure they
are prepared for Algebra II or Geometry which are taught from the text (I
want them to learn to use their resources) by the other math teachers.
Also, ACT testing is required for all juniors at our school so I want to
teach them strategies, while giving them practice taking ACT tests. One of
my goals this summer is to fit all the objectives into contextual
Patricia A. Velasquez-Torres
Learning Resource Director
Campion Academy

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM,

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> Peggy stated that she liked using context to teach math because it was
> more rewarding for her students when they generated content themselves. My
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> very comfortable teaching this way, by being their guide and asking
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> Heather Korber
> Pierre Indian Learning Center
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