Date: Apr 22, 2014 8:06 AM
Author: Richard Strausz
Subject: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer

> R Hansen says:
> >Since you are impressed by this, tell us what this
> means. For example, tell us...
> 1. What does the author mean by ?their ability to
> interpret functions??
> 2. How is this important in the students' ability to
> mathematically analyze functions?
> 3. Why isn?t there ANYTHING in these lessons to
> increase the students' ability to mathematically
> analyze functions?
> 4. Why isn?t there ANY real time feedback in these
> lessons to help students adjust their ability to
> mathematically analyze functions?
>
>
>
> I scanned the blog entry pretty thoroughly. There is
> zero discussion of the relevant math at all. I
> thought Dan was coming close with this:
> "Everyone can see which glasses are harder to graph
> h and which are easier, setting up a useful
> conversation later about why."
>
> But he wants to discuss what the students thought was
> harder, without ever convincing *us* (the readers)
> that he's covered the relevant math at all. Is that
> supposed to be assumed (that he has?)
>
> Cheers,
> Joe N

Joe, I can't speak for others but I read things like these as a source for teaching ideas. I feel good about my ability to teach procedures, but I'm always on the hunt for motivational ideas.

Richard