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Registered: 12/6/04
Posted: Mar 4, 1997 9:13 PM
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No, Lynne, I never meant that I expected anyone to go for 100% per cent
accuracy the first time. I confess that my students sometimes call me
horrible names but, sheeesh, I'm not that awful. They also make me feel
very loved about 80% of the time. (That's different because it isn't

I'm just saying that I can't do the "traditional" thing of grading a paper
myself, writing an 80% at the top and assigning the next page in the book.
The process has to be different for each student. Sometimes we take many
detours through games, projects and designs but eventually every assignment
is fully "correct". Frankly, I think the wrong answers are the most
interesting because they point the way to new knowledge. It's too rich a
source to ignore.

By using the word "honest", I'm thinking of people who think they've
mastered a subject if they've been given a passing grade. I don't want to
fool my students into thinking they've "learned math" when they haven't
gained any useful skills. I imagine anyone who spends time in this network
cares more about the kind of learning that truly enriches their students'

Mrs. C. (You could call me Betsy if you like that better.)

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