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Topic: [math-learn] What Is Your Opinion Of This Algebra 2 Project?
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Julie in San Diego

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RE: [math-learn] Re: What Is Your Opinion Of This Algebra 2 Project?
Posted: Mar 17, 2011 5:43 PM
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Jonathan wrote: < Most teachers make the mistake of taking the other
extreme: not requiring students to show any work at all. In fact, those
teachers often use just multiple-choice exams or other exams in which they
look at just the "final" answers to grade them. >

This is a charter school and all classes are considered honors level. They
are rabid about showing work. To my intense frustration, my kids are writing
out steps like dividing or multiplying by 1. I talked to the teacher about
it and she said they didn't have to, but the fact that they get marked down
for what appears to be arbitrary omissions makes them err on the side of
caution and write everything down, sometimes erasing and rewriting several
times because something went too far into a margin, or they put a problem on
the wrong side, etc. Which takes away from the learning.

2. < I suspect that this teacher is more attentive to grammar and spelling
>

Good guess. All answers to word problems have to be stated in complete,
grammatically correct sentences. I don't object to this, however. My
accounting professor in college assigned essays that were grade like English
papers b/c he believed the ability to communicate in writing was as
important as the accounting we were learning. Gosh, the belly-aching over
those assignments! But that has value.

Julie




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