> > Bob > > On Feb 10, 2014, at 10:34 AM, Richard Strausz > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote: > > > This wasn't from Dan. > > But it was Dan?s three-act approach to evading the > teaching of algebra being used, wasn?t it? > > > > It is true that the internet is full of great > algebra problems. Would you suggest a few of them > that I might be able to use with my students? > > If we both agree that the internet is full of great > algebra problems then finding internet problems isn?t > the need, is it? Teaching teachers are to use the > problems and prepare students for the problems is the > need. > > Bob Hansen
Here is an example of a great introductory technique that I could see taking 5 minutes to introduce the idea of coordinates of points. It is an easy topic to teach, but this is a elegant way to let students see why naming points is important.