tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5322503143411766316.post5451613016325221093..comments2023-02-27T02:45:58.474-08:00Comments on Math Me Thinks: Teach a Man to FishMathChiquehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17556102998486596252noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5322503143411766316.post-91461881764995065202009-11-22T21:10:53.446-08:002009-11-22T21:10:53.446-08:00Hi Jennifer the Tutor,
I'm sorry in the long d...Hi Jennifer the Tutor,<br />I'm sorry in the long delay in my response. I do have more thoughts on Meta Cognition and I will try to put them in a post.<br />KarenMathChiquehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17556102998486596252noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5322503143411766316.post-48998466466919441442009-06-27T07:47:22.506-07:002009-06-27T07:47:22.506-07:00Mathchique, Did you have further thoughts on meta ...Mathchique, Did you have further thoughts on meta cognition?Ms. Wagnerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11688130508222303784noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5322503143411766316.post-17700785175105631892009-03-28T17:51:00.000-07:002009-03-28T17:51:00.000-07:00Our schools are pretty decent at doing what they d...Our schools are pretty decent at doing what they do: teaching to the test. Sadly though, many fail in even doing that. As a college student with some experience tutoring middle school kids in math, I am appalled by kids' first response toward math problems. Rather than attempting to figure the problem in general terms, designing a mathematical scenario to provide the requested answer, they punch numbers into their calculators and copy out the numerical answer without regard for units or relevance to the problem.<BR/><BR/>It really doesn't take a whole lot of effort to get some of these kids to think through the problem; just asking a few questions can guide them toward realizing the place of math in their intellectual toolbox. But until we have a generation of teachers that is willing and able to put forth that effort for each student, we really are failing at teaching our students to think.<BR/><BR/>Sorry I'm kind of just coming out of the woodwork; I noticed your comment on the Verizon Math blog.<BR/><BR/>All best<BR/>JonJPRhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18150363894512466095noreply@blogger.com