Comments: Why Maybe I Shouldn't Teach Math

So much more inventive than me... I would've said let's just stick a random number in X... what if X = 2

then 1+X is 3 and 1-X is -1

Can you add 1/3 and 1/-1???

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See this is why I'm not a teacher - he'd look at me like I was nuts or something and say "well I still don't get it"

Then I'd have to scream and go running from the house.

Posted by Teresa at April 17, 2009 05:10 PM

That's EXACTLY how to teach. You have to try to find a meaningful way for them to make a connection. Education is all about making links to previous knowledge. And being 'silly' with it takes the edge off of the stress of trying to understand something new.

You go, girl!

Posted by Mrs. Who at April 18, 2009 01:03 PM

Beats my cheesey explanation of logs.

Posted by PeggyU at April 18, 2009 09:19 PM