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Topic: Word Problems-a view from a student
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Marc Vidulich

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Re: Word Problems-a view from a student
Posted: Dec 6, 1995 7:19 PM
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>The student comments were great! I loved the part about allowing students
>to solve problems using methods that make sense to them.


She says "thank you".

>One of the draw backs of "problems by types" is that teachers only allow
>>solutions based on the "type"

Not good teachers!! They will see the flaws and try to do more.

>Of course we also don't want just a bunch of numbers and the answer. Students
>>should be required to communicate their method clearly.

Many teachers do this.

>Also, top students will learn no matter what we do to them! The BIG question
>>the Standards are trying to answer is how can we get ALL students to learn
>the >mathematics they will need given rapid changes taking place in the world.

Yes, the top students will get it no matter what. My question is why is it
so important for ALL students to get these? Will these "rapid changes"
require EVERY person in America to master ALL of these maths? I'm not so
sure.

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