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From: Dennis McCowan (mccowan@massed.net)
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 12:36:39 EST

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    DWBentz@pulaski.k12.wi.us wrote:
    >
    > We viewed the first tape and found the interaction between the kids to be
    > very
    > interesting particularly when they had the wrong answers and did not seem
    > to feel a
    > need to explain it to each other even though the numbers were different,.
    > In the case
    > of the two girls, they had the same wrong answer and never knew that it was
    > wrong.
    > As long as it was done, they were satisfied.
    >
    > I struggle with how to raise the quality of my students work without giving
    > them the
    > answers either in the back of the book, doing them with them or by reading
    > them off
    > up front.
    >
    > I do like the focus on process that this study seems to keep. I look
    > forward to the next
    > viewing.
    >
    > Is anyone else out there doing this class this semester?
    >
    > Dave
    > dwbentz@pulaski.k12.wi.us
    >
    > David Bentz
    > Math Teacher and Technology Integrator
    > Pulaski High School
    > Pulaski, WI 54162
    >
    > dbentz@pulaski.k12.wi.us
    >
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    We hope to start a second session in two weeks if interest is there- did
    do the series last fall.

    Process is very important, as is setting a tome where kids want to talk
    about their thinking.

    Dennis McCowan
    weston. ma.

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