> > On May 2, 2014, at 4:50 PM, Richard Strausz > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote: > > > ...and here is one which motivates the study of > 'expected value' which some of the commenters think > can be approached starting in upper elementary > school. > > > > > http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/confab-money-duck/#commen > ts > > > > As Wayne Bishop often remarks, 'religion' keeps > many people from seeing things in a new light. > > > > Richard > > Can you list the comments you are speaking to? The > majority seem to relish the idea of having a debate > in class rather than teaching math. This is where I > feel that teachers should have real jobs for 5 years > at least, and then teach. I think most of the problem > with these teachers is that they have never done > anything real themselves, thus the constant search > for real. > > Bob Hansen
Could someone have a debate and also teach math? Might a debate on a topic students care about motivate related math learning? Just askin'
As to your question, I think you use 'majority' loosely. I thought the most notable commenters were #s 6, 12, 19 (3rd grade), 20, 23, 28.