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Topic: Research on teaching specific topics
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Henri Picciotto

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Re: Research on teaching specific topics
Posted: Mar 22, 1995 7:58 AM
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Tom:

Another non-answer on "the best method".

If the subject is important (like similarity and fractions, the
examples you mentioned) the best is to use more than one method over
the course of a year. The real learning is not in the method, but in
the student's mind. The teaching method provides a start for that
process, and different students will start at different times, and
will respond to different methods. Switching approaches, and
discussing the connections between them explicitely, is the best
method of all.

--Henri






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