TO THE LIST, I JUST CAME FROM A DEPARTMENT MEETING AND CALCULATOR DISCUSSION CAME UP AS IN "MY ALGEBRA I STUDENTS AND ALGEBRA II STUDENTS DON'T USE CALCULATORS.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL FEELING FOR THE USE OF CALCULATORS IN THE CLASSROOM? ---------- >From: "Mark Raymond O'Brien" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: <email@example.com> >Subject: [math-learn] Teaching methodology >Date: Mon, Jan 29, 2001, 10:49 PM >
>What a great input from Michael, its great to be reminded that there are >teachers of mathematics (across the world) who are prepared to use as many >different methodologies as possible to improve students learning. I know >from talking to other teachers and reading these groups that a lot of us >believe in the principles of constructivist theory but do not see it as the >only solution to teaching. > >What is important is that we continue to reinforce the fact that many maths >educators no longer believe that the "review/lecture/seatwork/homework" >method of teaching mathematics is the only way to teach the subject. > >Our willingness to vary styles and change from the past is what will keep >today's students interested and hopefully get a precious few of them >believing that they to, would like to be involved in teaching mathematics! > > >Mark R O'Brien >firstname.lastname@example.org > > > >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > > >To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: >email@example.com > >