Date: Sep 19, 2013 1:17 PM Author: Betty Worthington Subject: Re: algebra I lesson 6 Distributive property - I need some<br> guidance I am also glad to see that you are both in the exact place as I am. I did not quite understand the reasoning behind the "4 number game", as well. But I wasn't quite sure about the first 5 lessons either and the kids seem doing well. So there must be a method to this madness.

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First, I have to say that I am thankful that you are in the EXACT same place I am! I have been so worried about how long it has taken me to get through the first topic. I also agree that the time was well spent. I was able to have some in depth and very valuable discussions with all of my classes, but that is what has put me behind.

Now, I also feel your disappointment with the distributive property lesson......I also don't understand exactly where it is going.

So, if anyone has advice, please share it with the entire list.

thank you,

Cathy Haynes

Algebra Teacher

Class of 2015 Advisor

Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School

25 N Franklin Street

Cattaraugus, NY 14719

phone: (716) 257-3483 ext. 1135

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

Johann von Neumann

US (Hungarian-born) computer scientist, mathematician (1903 - 1957)

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Date: 09/19/2013 11:30AM

Subject: algebra I lesson 6 Distributive property - I need some guidance

I do not see the purpose of the "four number game" in the distributive lesson, also jumping right into (a + b ) ^ 2 shown geometrically. This lesson seems to be all over the place. I need it for tomorrow! Does anyone have any pointers or a lesson you could share?

I have completed the first set of lessons on graphing. I think that it was worth the time. Gave my students a test today on just those lesson (graphing). I can honestly say I think the modules did help with their understanding of the three types of graphs in the unit.

Mrs. Melanie Hulton

Mathematics Department Chair

Algebra, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Trigonometry Instructor

Holland Central Jr./Sr. High School

716 537 8200 ext 7112

email: mhulton@holland.wnyric.org

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