Math Homework Controversies

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  1. SF_Giants66

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    Okay, I'm sorry if people are offended by some G rated hair bun joke. I didn't realize personality was offensive.
     
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    If you're in a CC state then that statement is patently false. Literacy skills are to be covered by ALL teachers.
     
  3. kcjo13

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    Instead of apologizing for how others feel, perhaps you could just stop saying jerk-ish things. :dunno:

    Then, open a textbook and find out how students actually learn, cross-curricular connections, and team teaching. Google it if you have to.
     
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    False.
     
  5. HistoryVA

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    I have YET to see a thread by the OP that doesn't end with her/him insulting a large number of people whilst claiming ignorance to the reason for offense. :rolleyes:
     
  6. MrsC

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    While I do tell my students that I'm older than dirt, I don't remember the last time I used a telephone book or wrote a cheque (and my hair hasn't been long enough for a bun since I was in grade 7).

    Again, I'll caution you against making assumptions and sweeping generalizations. As a teacher, neither will serve you well.
     
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    As a math teacher, it will be your job to teach the students the literacy skills required to read and write in mathematics.
     
  8. TeacherNY

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    I just wrote a check :p haha but seriously, I wouldn't take anything this poster says personally. There are obviously underlying issues ranging from immaturity to lack of social skills.
     
  9. SF_Giants66

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    Making fun of someone with mental health issues isn't mature either
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    I didn't poke fun at you. I'm saying I wouldn't get mad at anything you said because of your issues.
     
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    And furthermore...I think most people on here are pretty tolerant of you and really try to help. The real world might not be so accommodating.
     
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    I don't get what is so bad about anything I said really. I was just giving my opinion about textbooks not being adequate for learning today.
     
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    No one is making fun of you. We are taking your comments as a manifestation of your illness.
     
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    It was just a joke, and I thought it was kind of funny. Now anyone else who thought it was funny probably won't say anything because they see how I'm getting teamed up on.
     
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    Here is a suggestion that may keep you from getting "teamed up on". When you are making comments, make sure you state that the comment is your opinion. When you generalize and state that everyone feels a certain way, or worse, you are going to get "teamed up on" every time.
     
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    It was supposed to be a satire type generalization. I knew it was a stereotype when I said it. That's why I thought it would be funny.
     
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    Generally I apply enough logic and research to my opinions for me to have a difficult time not seeing them as facts.
     
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    Well, SF, you are wrong. You are wrong A LOT. And you are arrogant when you're wrong and when you're right.

    I might be old, and yes, I sometimes put my hair up in a bun (as do my teenaged nieces, who both, by the way, know how to read a textbook). But you know what else I am? An employed teacher. One that actually has a job in her chosen career. One that didn't have difficulties getting my certification. One that knows how to communicate with colleagues.

    I guess it was all that book learnin'. How, exactly, is having the internet at your fingertips helping you in your internship again?
     
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    If you've decided that literacy skills aren't useful or helpful for a budding mathematician... Well, let's say I'd be hesitant in calling your opinion a fact.
     
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    My internship is next semester. I'm in field, and I don't even use the textbooks of the math lessons I teach as anything other than a guide for what they are learning. I create a lesson on the smart board.
     
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    Your logic...

    your research...

    YOUR opinion....

    DOES NOT equal a fact.
     
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    I know it doesn't make it a fact, but I find it very difficult to ever agree to disagree or respect another opinion. Sometimes it feels impossible.
     
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    This thread has wandered past the original intent so this will be my last post:

    You either have to learn to accept that you don't have the answer for everything or you will never be a teacher.
     
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    My point was that textbooks are very under stimulating and don't keep kids engaged as well.

    The argument against that was, "well, it,worked for me as a kid." That's not a logical or even a rational argument.
     
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    The argument against that is that literacy is an important skill for students to have, and that students need to be able to access information in different formats, including "old-fashioned" print text.
     
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    You will have a great deal of difficulty working for administrators. An administrator who hires you may have the exact same ideology and beliefs, but unless you have a young administrator who never leaves your school, you will work for many different people. Someone will have a different opinion than you. I'm generally not a betting person, but I'd put that one on the books in Vegas, as I am that sure of the outcome.

    Good luck to you.
     
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