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Topic: Using Rap to Learn Science
Replies: 39   Last Post: Jul 11, 2013 9:15 AM

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 Richard Strausz Posts: 4,443 Registered: 12/4/04
Re: Using Rap to Learn Science
Posted: Jul 10, 2013 4:22 AM

> Do they know and can they prove the underlying
> theorems? FAR more
> important from my perspective (as a teacher of future
> geometry teachers).
>
> Wayne

Yes and yes.

There is an additional value to this, too: helping the students maintain their algebra skills

Richard

>
> At 12:47 PM 7/9/2013, Richard Strausz wrote:

> > > And I say 'Don't waste more time avoiding
> > > mathematics.' Beyond that,
> > > why is a geometry teacher facing a situation

> where a
> > > student needs to
> > > apply the quadratic formula? Especially,

> without
> > > having any idea
> > > what it means or where it came from? More blind

> rote
> > > response
> > > instead of mathematics understanding?
> > >
> > > Wayne

> >
> >There are 2 intersecting chords in a circle whose

> lengths are 10 and
> >7. If the longer chord is divided into parts of 1
> and 9, what are
> >the lengths of the 2 parts of the shorter chord?
> >
> >Richard
> >
> >

> > > At 03:07 PM 7/8/2013, Richard Strausz wrote:
> > > > > Can they "complete the square"? If not,
> start
> > > there.
> > > > > If they don't
> > > > > get it, stop there.
> > > > >
> > > > > Wayne
> > > > >

> > > >
> > > >What would you have a geometry teacher do when

> > > facing a student who
> > > >didn't master completing the square in his past?
> I
> > > say 'let him sing
> > > >the darn song!
> > > >
> > > >Richard
> > > >
> > > >

> > > > > At 01:08 PM 7/8/2013, Richard Strausz wrote:
> > > > > >...and then there is the 'quadratic formula
> > > song'
> > > > > that some of my
> > > > > >students used to help them learn it:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcvxI4b85Q
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Richard

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7/5/13 Robert Hansen
7/5/13 Richard Strausz
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