
Re: Will Richardson Why Schools and Algebra 1
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Aug 29, 2013 2:13 PM


> Yes, first work on learning the difference between > advise and advice > and then look up some programs on practicing > arithmetic through > ordinary fractions and percent that is the most > important part of > algebra readiness. There are probably sources of > straightforward > "word problems" (not the reformminded offthewall > idiocy) that are > doable without algebra (but easier with) such as > those that fill the > wonderful little Singapore Primary Series K6 > mathematics > books. Then put away the "mobile technology", make > your students do > the same, and teach mathematics. Algebra without > algebra readiness > is only for true geniuses, the kind most of us never > meet. Hope that helps, > > Wayne > > At 03:43 AM 8/29/2013, Jim Kearns wrote: > >I need help. I am a 60 year old math teacher > teaching 15 year old > >lower middle 9th 10th and 11th grade students > Algebra 1. I reckon > >this forum has the cutting edge thinkers in k12 > math > >education. Question: Can anyone give an old dog > advise as to how to > >guide my use the mobile technology to learn Algebra > 1? I appreciate > >any help you can render.
One thing that the mobile technology could help with is access to good quality instructional videos, such as many by the Khan Academy.
Richard

