
Re: To K12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Posted:
May 14, 2014 8:52 AM


On May 13, 2014, at 11:05 PM, GS Chandy <chandy.sag@gmail.com> wrote:
> To revert: as to the value of 'money ducks' and the like to help students learn math, I reserve my opinion on that. I have viewed the videos and I didn't think a great deal of them: IMHO, the videos were not very effective visavis teaching students some math topics.
My interest is to get to the bottom of why some kids get money duck for math and why others get actual math. Richard has been boasting of this fraud for some time now and he has finally gotten my full attention. I want to uncover what is behind this scam. Why do teachers tell students and their parents that they are teaching algebra and they clearly are not. I remember when associates approached me regarding their kids getting straight A?s in ?algebra? class and then not even being able to pass a simple placement exam at a community college. I think it is important to find out why teachers do this and why the schools they teach at do this.
Bob Hansen

