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# Re: [Channel-talkalgebra] Multiple Questions

From: Claire J. Howe <[email protected]>
Date: Fri Apr 13 2007 - 15:16:17 EDT
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Julie, I start every class off with a warm-up session. This time allows
me to clean up from the previous class, set up, take attendance or
collect hwk. I don't think any student can ever have too much practice
on the basics. Fro my heterogeneous classes we often review problems
from the 6th grade curriculum. For my pre-algebra class we do that and
incorporate mental math. They are often using the distributive prop to
help them solve math problems with out paper and pencil. We then
discuss what methods everyone used to do this in their head. It
stimulates great conversations using math vocabulary.

Claire

-----Original Message-----
From: channel-talkalgebra-bounces@learner.org
[mailto:channel-talkalgebra-bounces@learner.org] On Behalf Of Mrs.
Dudones
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 9:52 AM
To: 'Discussion list for LEARNING MATH: PATTERNS, FUNCTIONS, AND
ALGEBRA'
Subject: Re: [Channel-talkalgebra] Multiple Questions

We will actually see the students EVERY day for 90 minutes. It seems a
little daunting to me, mostly because I know you can only introduce so
many new ideas in math at once.

_____

From: channel-talkalgebra-bounces@learner.org
[mailto:channel-talkalgebra-bounces@learner.org] On Behalf Of Claire J.
Howe
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 5:51 PM
To: 'Discussion list for LEARNING MATH: PATTERNS, FUNCTIONS, AND
ALGEBRA'
Subject: Re: [Channel-talkalgebra] Multiple Questions

In my 90 minute blocks we are actually covering 2 days worth of material
as we won't be having a class the next day. Will that be your case or
will you get 90 minutes every day of the year.

Claire

-----Original Message-----
From: channel-talkalgebra-bounces@learner.org
[mailto:channel-talkalgebra-bounces@learner.org] On Behalf Of Mrs.
Dudones
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 8:59 PM
To: channel-talkalgebra@learner.org
Subject: [Channel-talkalgebra] Multiple Questions

I have been teaching reading and language arts to seventh and/or eighth
graders for the past 13 years. Next year, I will be moving to teaching
seventh grade "regular" math and pre-algebra for the first time.

The district is planning on implementing 90 minute blocks of math for
the first time. Do you have any suggestions or ideas about how this will
work best?

I am considering the following daily format: 1) review previous day's
concept; 2) introduce new concept; 3) practice new concept together as a
large group or possibly in small groups (using hands-on activities as
much as possible); 4) answer questions or review work from small groups;
5) students work alone on what would once have been homework type of
problems.

I would also like to do a logic or similar problem of the week that is
briefly introduced on Mondays, due and reviewed on Fridays.

I might also be getting a SmartBoard, so I want to use that to involve
the students as much as possible.

Mrs. Julie Dudones
Roberts Middle School
330-926-3809 x2427

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Received on Fri Apr 13 15:17:56 2007