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Topic: Why?
Replies: 52   Last Post: Oct 30, 2012 9:38 PM

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 Paul A. Tanner III Posts: 5,920 Registered: 12/6/04
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.

Date Subject Author
10/23/12 Robert Hansen
10/23/12 Haim
10/23/12 Clyde Greeno
10/23/12 Dave L. Renfro
10/23/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12 Robert Hansen
10/23/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/25/12 Robert Hansen
10/25/12 Louis Talman
10/26/12 Wayne Bishop
10/25/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 kirby urner
10/27/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 kirby urner
10/25/12 Robert Hansen
10/25/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12 Jonathan J. Crabtree
10/25/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 GS Chandy
10/26/12 Wayne Bishop
10/26/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 kirby urner
10/28/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/28/12 Robert Hansen
10/28/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 Wayne Bishop
10/29/12 Joe Niederberger
10/29/12 Joe Niederberger
10/29/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Clyde Greeno @ MALEI
10/30/12 kirby urner