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Topic: Algebra 1 - How is it going?
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 ElizWaite@aol.com Posts: 542 Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Algebra 1 - How is it going?
Posted: Oct 23, 2013 7:00 AM
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Remember they also did not actually have polynomials in 8th grade last year whereas in previous years they did.
Not that I think the modules are all they should have been or that we can line kids up and give them the "thinking" vaccine after years of training in how not to think...I'm just noting that the particular issue with polynomials is probably exaggerated by not learning them in 8th grade.
Liz

Elizabeth Waite
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jessica Walter <jwalter@livoniacsd.org>
To: nyshsmath <nyshsmath@mathforum.org>
Sent: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am
Subject: Re: Algebra 1 - How is it going?

When I was reading this, I thought to myself that I could have written this
xact same post...I am seeing the exact same thing. I also felt that my
tudents struggled more than ever before with polynomials. I ran an after
chool review session where we practiced polynomials and they improved by leaps
nd bounds, which tells me that if I had incorporated time to practice in class,
he results would have been much better. So, moving forward, I am trying very
ard to find ways to incorporate practice into the modules wherever possible.
his is easier said than done though. I hope that more people will share what
hey are seeing and how they are making adjustments. Thank you so much Jamie
or sharing what you are seeing...it made me feel less alone in this whole
hing!
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