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[mathlearn] RE: Factoring in Algebra I
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Feb 6, 2001 7:52 AM




[mathlearn] RE: Factoring in Algebra I
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Jan 29, 2001 8:21 PM


Good afternoon, What an ingenious method Joseph had described. In all my years of teacher (about 40) I've never come across such a method before. I have however a slight criticism of teaching methods of obtaining solutions. Such pedagogical practice goes against my constructivist approach. Please forgive me if this appears to denigrate Joseph in any way. That is not my intention and I hope he doesn't take offence. As a teacher I'm sure that I would have accepted Joseph's method wholeheartedly. Now, wearing a different cap, I could not advocate students depending upon such a method. Definitely show this to students and allow them to use it but I would suggest that students also discover the reasoning behind the method and why it worked. Kind regards, Kevin
Kevin J. Maguire PhD. Candidate Graduate School of Education La Trobe University Victoria Australia
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