Saturday, January 20, 2007

Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth



From M.J. McDermott

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3 comments:

Laura said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess this is "roryslife" who worried that it was wrong of me to farm my job out to above average students.

I would like to point out that the aces in my little project were just the ones not failing. If I'm not reaching those who are failing, the theory was that their peers might, either because the students cared more about what their peers thought or because peers could explain it in different ways than I could, also providing just a little extra attention in a class of 30.

Of course aces were only for supplementary assistance, not substitutes for teaching or the tutoring I offered 4 days a week that the ones who really needed it would not attend.

I did not expect "above average" students do my job, and I do not think it was wrong.

Does that answer your question?

rightwingprof said...

What are you rambling about?

Parentalcation said...

Rightwingprof,

See her blog and the last post I made at KTM. (click on her name)