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Topic: Cooperative warm up exercises
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Laura Petersen

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

Division of Natural Sciences PHONE 208-799-2484
Lewis-Clark State College FAX 208-799-2064
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston ID 83501-2698 USA

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