And I say 'Don't waste more time avoiding mathematics.' Beyond that, why is a geometry teacher facing a situation where a student needs to apply the quadratic formula? Especially, without having any idea what it means or where it came from? More blind rote response instead of mathematics understanding?
At 03:07 PM 7/8/2013, Richard Strausz wrote: > > Can they "complete the square"? If not, start there. > > If they don't > > get it, stop there. > > > > Wayne > > > >What would you have a geometry teacher do when facing a student who >didn't master completing the square in his past? I say 'let him sing >the darn song! > >Richard > > > > At 01:08 PM 7/8/2013, Richard Strausz wrote: > > >...and then there is the 'quadratic formula song' > > that some of my > > >students used to help them learn it: > > > > > >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcvxI4b85Q > > > > > >Richard