
Re: Why?
Posted:
Oct 24, 2012 7:55 PM


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote: > > On Oct 24, 2012, at 2:52 PM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote: > > Some of these methods I am talking about are methods that kids that > don't have troubles in math many times see for themselves. That is, > many times students who struggle do so to a large degree simply > because no one pointed out to them what these other students see for > themselves > > > I don't recall seeing or having anyone point out to me the arithmetic of > fractions using algebra. And if these children are having trouble seeing > arithmetic, how are they seeing algebra? Why do you need x's and y's if all > you are showing them is that if this is the unknown then multiply this and > divide that (fractional arithmetic)? What are you doing with the x's and > y's? (a's and b's or whatever letters you are using) >
See the links I gave to all those past posts of mine.

