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Re: Cooperative warm up exercises
Posted:
Jul 5, 1995 3:35 PM


I teach remedial math to a variety of ages, backgrounds etc. On the first day of class, I have students form in pairs and then share with each other their most positive math experience and their most negative math experience. Then the pairs join to form groups of four and each person introduces their partner and tells the other group members the partner's most positive and negative math experience. Then one person is chosen to be the reporter and shares one positive and one negative math experience from the group to the class, anonymously this time. It seems to break their reticence to discuss just why they end up in remediation  although I think the exercise would have value in any class. It seems to foster the attitude that I want in these classes  that we're here for many different reasons but share a common goal.
Laura
 Laura Petersen petersen@lcsc.edu
Division of Natural Sciences PHONE 2087992484 LewisClark State College FAX 2087992064 500 8th Avenue Lewiston ID 835012698 USA 



