Sunday, January 10, 2010


Wow, a lot of great ideas in teaching math. I think that it is a lifeskill. Everyone should be able to at the very least buy items and understand how money works. I especially agree that when grading multiple digit addition problems or any math problems that the key is the process not always the correct answer. We all make errors. Its a fact. But as long as we understand how to do the problems we can always find our error. I liked in school when we at least got partial credit for showing our work even if we made an error. I do wonder though that in today...will we forget how to do math problems. Everyone uses a calculator now or everything is computerized.....


  1. I agree that looking at the process is important to any math problem. If you do not look at the process you will not be able to see what they student is missing. They will then not be able to know what they are missing and will probably make the same mistake over and over again.

  2. I like how you pointed out that you can always find how to correct the math problem. I agree that the process of the way the math problem is carried out is the most important part. I also liked in school how we got partial credit for at least trying the problem. I felt that with that you were less discouraged to try the problem.