# Posting the standard every day

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Ms.Holyoke, Sep 2, 2018.

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1. ### Ima TeacherMaven

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Your mixing up standards and methods again. Math hasn’t changed. Methods haven’t necessarily changed, but there isn’t a “one size fits all” method anymore. There are simply more ways to get from point A to point B.

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Takahashi does a lot of what I espouse. Rather than teach students an algorithm that they memorize and practice without actually understanding it, mathematics should be taught differently so that the students discover the mathematics and investigate. That’s exactly what I do in my classroom.

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Yes, my way: The shortest way, that being the distance between any two points A and B being a straight line. And then...

Your and others way(s): Make zig-zag patterns and squiggles until you get one from point A to point B.

4. ### mathmagicEnthusiast

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I'll just leave this quoted with no comment. *sigh*

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You don’t just have the computer do everything. The computer only does what you tell it to do. You still have to plan out a logical framework and input the data correctly, that is, syntactically. That requires careful planning and deductive reasoning. I say this as person with extensive computer programming experience and knowledge of statistics. What you’re saying is a vast oversimplification and is not how it works. There is a significant amount of math involved beforehand.

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There are good ways to do this and bad ways. Not all ways are equal.

7. ### TeacherGroupieModerator

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The thread has wandered far from the original topic. Time to close it.

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