Date: Feb 11, 2014 11:24 AM
Author: GS Chandy
Subject: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Richard Strausz posted Feb 11, 2014 9:11 PM (http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2619196) - GSC's comments follow:
> > Bob
> > On Feb 10, 2014, at 10:34 AM, Richard Strausz
> > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote:
> > > This wasn't from Dan.
> > But it was Dan?s three-act approach to evading the
> > teaching of algebra being used, wasn?t it?
> That's your spin. I choose to look at it as a problem
> which motivates the teaching of algebra itself.
> > > It is true that the internet is full of great
> > algebra problems. Would you suggest a few of them
> > that I might be able to use with my students?
> > If we both agree that the internet is full of great
> > algebra problems then finding internet problems
> > the need, is it? Teaching teachers are to use the
> > problems and prepare students for the problems is
> > need.
> Okay then: at your convenience, find a problem that
> you like from the internet. Tell us what the problem
> is and how you would teach it if you had a classroom.
> > Bob Hansen
The Robert Hansen (RH) Rules:
PUSH the children to learn whatever it is that RH believes it is necessary for them to learn.
If that doesn't work, GOAD them!!!
I don't know if the following is a part of the famous RH 'philosophy of teaching':
If neither of the above works, you may try to ENCOURAGE them.