[Rushtalk] No Can Do!
notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Sat May 17 11:41:39 MDT 2014
I think what Americans don't 'get' is that this common core
teaching/learning method isn't to be used to cypher EVERY math
question one runs across, but rather attempts to teach the kids how
to think...or another way to think.
At 06:48 AM 5/17/2014 -0700, Stephen A. Frye wrote:
>I am not so sure it's all bad. No doubt, it is confusing, but only
>because the approach to teaching/learning is different. Different
>does not automatically make it bad.
>Here in the U.S>, we teach the various areas of math
>discreetly: algebra, geometry, trig, etc. Most of western Europe
>doesn't do that. They teach mathematical concepts the encompass all
>of those areas and slowly and steadily move to more and more
>When our new exchange students arrive here in August, most of them
>juniors, they are leaps and bounds ahead of their American
>peers. Most of them can move straight into AP Calculus, and still
>encounter little new material.
>Our two juniors, one from Germany and one from Denmark, just took
>the Common Core practice tests. The American kids were all
>complaining they were the hardest tests they had ever taken. Our
>students told us they were doing that math in the 7th and 8th grades.
>From: rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com]
>On Behalf Of Bernard L Willis
>Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 9:31 PM
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>Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] No Can Do!
>My State (IN.) is dropping it.
>On Fri, 16 May 2014 23:13:48 -0400 "John A. Quayle"
><<mailto:blueoval57 at verizon.net>blueoval57 at verizon.net> writes:
>Common core is becoming a "common nightmare" - even for college
>students. Take a look:
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