Date: Aug 29, 2013 2:13 PM
Author: Richard Strausz
Subject: Re: Will Richardson Why Schools and Algebra 1
> 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 reform-minded off-the-wall

> idiocy) that are

> doable without algebra (but easier with) such as

> those that fill the

> wonderful little Singapore Primary Series K-6

> 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 k-12

> 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