Couldn't have said it better myself. As a dad teaching the kid to work hard and practice, I would never myself take a short cut to getting a quick answer although once in a while, considering that my kid is only a sixth grader and in an advanced math class has all kinds of convoluted problems assigned without so much as an introduction. We struggle all the time but this time I missed a key observation that ended up being a huge mess.
On Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:29:35 -0500, Stan Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:18:00 -0200, JJAthayde wrote: >> >> >> With the help of Google I've found this site: >> >> http://www.quickmath.com/webMathematica3/quickmath/algebra/factor/basic.jsp >> >> As I've seen, it works OnLine, so you'll get a solution immediately. >> I hope this will help you. >> Bye, >> > >That may be good for checking an answer, but it's of little use in >helping a person learn. > >That and similar sites seem to me to be basically ways for students >to get their homework done with as little mental work as possible, >and that's a terrible disservice to students. > >Because homework is (often) graded, students seem to see homework as >an end in itself, and they fail to understand that its only use is to >help them learn the material and to identify parts that they don't >understand well enough.