On Aug 23, 2013, at 9:42 AM, Richard Strausz <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote:
> The point of these blog posts is that people suggest tasks from any math course and then Meyer and others suggest possible improvements. The structure part for me is that this becomes a tool when I get to this topic in my course.
That sounds like you just defined "a disconnected series of vignettes". You cannot design tasks outside the context of the (year long) plan. That is what makes this blog the epitome of bad teaching. In fact, it isn't even teaching. That was also my point about teachers that are always tasked with teaching students that struggle. It's a poor environment in which to learn, let alone, master the art of teaching. All you master is keeping the kids busy with a series of disconnected vignettes. The most telling sign is when they (accidentally) approach an algebraic epiphany, and run away from it. They are conditioned by their difficult environment. Confused and lost.