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Month: September 2019

Parent Who Criticized His Son’s Math Program Is Sued By Curriculum Company

Parent Who Criticized His Son’s Math Program Is Sued By Curriculum Company

“A group of families in Wake County, N.C., have pushed for months to get the district to stop using a controversial new curriculum. Now the company behind the curriculum is suing one of the most vocal parents for defamation.” I’m not really surprised by this confrontation. The math wars have faded from the news in recent days, but they have not gone away. They only have taken on a new form. Any time a school district tries to adopt a…

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A Lemon of a Lesson

A Lemon of a Lesson

Jo Boaler writes: Can I think of a question that students can talk about in groups to get them interested in the ideas before they are taught? For example, in a Calculus lesson, a teacher could ask students to think about how you would calculate the volume of a lemon before learning the formal methods of Calculus. How do you begin a lesson? In my in-service teaching days, I would motivate my activity by first “setting the stage” (launch phase)….

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