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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Accelerated Math program

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From: Dan <notachance@gettingmyemail.org>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007121420:03:38
Subject: Re: Re: Re: accelerated math program

Wow, I don't see the problem.  The kid's not motivated and doesn't
want to find the answer in the textbook.  I really don't think not
answering the question is going to help him.  What about teaching kids
independent problem-solving skills.  When they graduate from their
schooling, no one is going to teach them how to start their own
business.  They are going to have to use the skills they learned in
school to solve their own problems.  I would encourage my child to
follow the steps: look in the textbook, ask a fellow student, and look
on the internet (if available).  After that, the teacher should be
available to point him in the right direction.  

My students find AM so much better than my boring self standing in
front of the class lecturing.  My guess is that this student would
complain about any math work, not just AM.  Just a guess.

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