tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.comments2014-06-25T07:39:18.300-04:00Teaching and Learning MathTrent Tormoehlenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08041328390224027053noreply@blogger.comBlogger38125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-42557126897812848752014-06-25T07:39:18.300-04:002014-06-25T07:39:18.300-04:00Yes, i also found this blog very useful. I think ...Yes, i also found this blog very useful. I think these type of blogs helpful for the students to learn math. Find the awesome math website where you can learn math free of cost.<br /><a href="http://www.ipracticemath.com/math-practice" rel="nofollow">Math Solutions</a>Ravika leovahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13825445143881936074noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-59218401055319001262013-12-27T02:05:37.365-05:002013-12-27T02:05:37.365-05:00My cousin recommended this blog and she was totall...<br /><br />My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!<br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://www.theeducator.org/vacancies/1/science/jobs" rel="nofollow">Science Jobs</a><br />SHYAMhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03866211194529957801noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-6286581336995995942012-09-26T17:42:53.012-04:002012-09-26T17:42:53.012-04:00Thanks for your thoughts; however, your credibilit...Thanks for your thoughts; however, your credibility is seriously undermined by numerous typos and by failing to recognize the difference between "here" and "hear."Da5ehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07466588375463694124noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-11272676620644662602011-11-20T23:29:23.825-05:002011-11-20T23:29:23.825-05:00Nahh..I really hate algebra but I need this to pas...Nahh..I really hate algebra but I need this to pass on my exams. Anyway thanks for sharing it even though I'm still learning the basic of Proofs.problematic in mathhttp://socialdealsusa.com/19-for-two-60-minute-math-tutoring-sessions-from-mathnasium-save-73-1430/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-74416975136460642122011-11-10T05:35:17.160-05:002011-11-10T05:35:17.160-05:00Linear equations: no brain required
Quadratic equa...<a href="http://linearequationssolutionsonline.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/graphing-equations-through-tutorvista/" rel="nofollow">Linear equations</a>: no brain required<br />Quadratic equations: still a bit easy. Complete the square or use quadratic formula and youâ€™re done!<br />Cubic equations: a bit hard. Most people need special formulas.<br />quartic equations: very hard<br />anything beyond quartic: scream for your mom and panicnickhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06569251758643391506noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-42535349803205124502011-06-30T14:28:09.244-04:002011-06-30T14:28:09.244-04:00I'll spend my time reading this later on. I...I'll spend my time reading this later on. I'll save it in my computer first. Anyway, there's someone I know who had this experience in teaching Math. He taught Math the usual way, and he always found a group lagging behind. He said he wants to deviate from his usual style, just to cater to this group. I hope this essay would help him understand how to teach Math in a way that everyone would understand.Magnus Mahonyhttp://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/ADM/Programs/Online-Master-of-Arts-in-Human-Resource-Managementnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-91364650826866226362011-06-30T12:01:32.479-04:002011-06-30T12:01:32.479-04:00I've browsed through your site, and my seatmat...I've browsed through your site, and my seatmate here's telling me that I'm tempted to answer your test questionnaires. Well, to be honest, I AM a little bit tempted, but I'm actually looking for a good way to teach basic math.Magnus Mahonyhttp://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/ADM/Programs/Master-of-Business-Administration-MBAnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-70151265937892522932009-07-19T11:53:54.691-04:002009-07-19T11:53:54.691-04:00This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.indavaohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17294780517198827563noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-44056150788141491162009-05-20T03:00:18.062-04:002009-05-20T03:00:18.062-04:00This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.natashahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01218096010430927882noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-59239541044191525472009-05-16T21:30:00.001-04:002009-05-16T21:30:00.001-04:00hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just vi...hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....Hapihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14129447941482464683noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-47501941388703954082009-02-12T14:02:00.000-05:002009-02-12T14:02:00.000-05:00I am taking a class at Temple University and we ar...I am taking a class at Temple University and we are currently discussing this issue about Teachers being on facebook. I think that it is ok as long as the teacher is not corresponding with current students, and they have total control over who they accept at friends. It is a great way to keep in touch with former students who have graduated and are young adults know.Temple Studentnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-36549615563309038322008-10-07T02:23:00.000-04:002008-10-07T02:23:00.000-04:00That truly is amazing. I flunked maths!That truly is amazing. I flunked maths!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-34889274209376845662008-08-31T00:49:00.000-04:002008-08-31T00:49:00.000-04:00I'm surprised I'm the first to comment on this pop...I'm surprised I'm the first to comment on this popular topic! I enjoyed reading all your experiences regarding how homework is handled. I have been teaching 7th grade math for 12 years now. Hardly two years have gone by where I haven't adjusted how I handle homework. I've done all the things you described and then some. Currently, I check students' assignments each day for completion. I can then alert parents if a pattern is developing (because, as you know, few can get away with skipping homework regularly and then do well on assessments). I collect the whole bunch of it at the end of the chapter. I staple a rubric on it, which includes the daily check points, as well as their correction marks, use of a pencil, neatness, and amount of work shown. I can basically flip through it quickly to gather the other points described: The points assigned to those other categories are set in a range. They get this packet back and parents often expect to see it. It has been working well for me, and I feel good about how they earn the points for their work. This year, I think I might even allow homework on quizzes, as an incentive for them to put more effort into doing the homework and checking it carefully (and making corrections, more importantly). We'll see how this goes!Brian Hadfieldhttp://www.cvs.k12.mi.us/bhadfieldnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-47230774395210625942008-08-08T23:40:00.000-04:002008-08-08T23:40:00.000-04:00Thanks for the information. Do you give a minimum...Thanks for the information. Do you give a minimum of 50% on the quizzes as well?Trent Tormoehlenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08041328390224027053noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-72070705071261161282008-08-06T18:13:00.000-04:002008-08-06T18:13:00.000-04:00I'd love to give you any information I can about m...I'd love to give you any information I can about my grading. I use weighted grades. Homework is 25%--enough to make it worthwhile, but not enough to boost a kid's grade if his parent is doing is homework. Each assignment is 10 points. I do let kids redo their homework, so I don't use the 50% on homework. <BR/><BR/>Quizzes are 30%. I use quizzes based on mastery of single skills, so basically I give a mini-quiz on each skill I teach. I grade these from 5-10 points. <BR/><BR/>Tests are worth 30%, too. I create my own chapter tests. Even students who make a 25% on the test will receive a score in the gradebook of a 50%. Same with my final which is worth 15% of their grade.<BR/><BR/>Please let me know if there is anything else you want to know. My quizzes on mastery are the most powerful grading tool I have because it lets me know what skills my students have attained and which ones they still need to master.Becky Davishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02326671323157873879noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-75935097605634187212008-08-05T21:56:00.000-04:002008-08-05T21:56:00.000-04:00I would love it if you would give me more informat...I would love it if you would give me more information on how your grading scale works. What earns a 50%? Do you use a point system? For example would a 10/50 and a 25/50 earn the same score?<BR/><BR/>I have dealt with Marzano a little, and I agree with what you are saying about completion, effort, etc. However, I believe teaching responsibility, hard work and consistent effort or more important than the math. Thus I think they should play a part in the grade. My next blog post will deal with weighting. But in general I think the majority of the grade should be based on what a student knows.Trent Tormoehlenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08041328390224027053noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-41813993191740949942008-08-05T19:02:00.000-04:002008-08-05T19:02:00.000-04:00I am an Algebra teacher in Oklahoma, and I actuall...I am an Algebra teacher in Oklahoma, and I actually use the 50% as the lowest F. Here's how it works for me, homework grading is from 0 to 10 points. Since I see homework as practice, students can re-do problems that they got incorrect for full credit. Tests and quizzes are graded from 50-100%. I was wary of this at first, but students who don't deserve to pass generally don't pass, but others who are really trying to learn and pass the class aren't devastated by a single low grade. This has been VERY effective in my class. I would suggest reading Grading that Works by Robert Marzano. It takes a look at grading for mastery. Grades under today's system are often based off completion, compliance, attendance, good behavior, etc. Anything but truly learning.Becky Davishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02326671323157873879noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-19826532419937812712008-08-05T10:45:00.000-04:002008-08-05T10:45:00.000-04:00Never thought of it that way. You are correct. T...Never thought of it that way. You are correct. The teacher I work with when I student taught would actually create a function to determine the percentage grades. It was his means of curving the students grades. How do you determine what is considered passing and what isn't?Trent Tormoehlenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08041328390224027053noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-76831520337141476932008-08-05T00:06:00.000-04:002008-08-05T00:06:00.000-04:00And there's a great example of a function that...And there's a great example of a function that is NOT one-to-one (and why it is important, in the real world, for most of our relations to be functions).<BR/><BR/>Relation: {Numerical grade, Letter Grade}<BR/><BR/>Mapping:<BR/>95 --> A<BR/>90 --> A<BR/>85 --> B<BR/>80 --> B<BR/>75 --> C<BR/>70 --> C<BR/>65 --> D<BR/>60 --> D<BR/>55 --> F<BR/>50 --> F<BR/>45 --> F<BR/>40 --> F<BR/>35 --> F<BR/>30 --> F<BR/>...<BR/><BR/>The forward mapping shows that for every x maps to only one y. But a y-value maps to multiple x-values.<BR/><BR/>This is a function, but <B>not</B> one-to-one.Maria H. Andersenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04686325011770339309noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-80957075127393103772008-07-30T13:55:00.000-04:002008-07-30T13:55:00.000-04:00I faced the same dilemma as a teacher when I joine...I faced the same dilemma as a teacher when I joined Facebook last year. I joined to reconnect with old friends but then I had students who try to add me as friends. I had a rule of no students as friends until they have graduated. <BR/>If you want to interact with students on Facebook consider creating a group where you are the administrator. You can still interact with them without being "friends" with them.Teacher Ladyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17996149422232892947noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-11821992042019427752008-07-23T19:49:00.000-04:002008-07-23T19:49:00.000-04:00I have a page on MySpace and Facebook. They are b...I have a page on MySpace and Facebook. They are both plain and true (normal picture and real age).<BR/><BR/>The purpose is to allow some students to contact you. Maybe they graduated, maybe not, but you are there. I have about ten students as friends. I don't contact them. Once a year or so, they each contact me. It's good.OrangeMathhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05099727076265177042noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-85829571640042126452008-07-21T16:04:00.000-04:002008-07-21T16:04:00.000-04:00I quit facebook in grad school, when I started to ...I quit facebook in grad school, when I started to think of myself more as a teacher than as a student. It is certainly an interesting question, but I chose the easiest solution.Gausshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03953027267171854345noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-33215871713159074762008-07-20T23:04:00.000-04:002008-07-20T23:04:00.000-04:00Excellent Maria!!! Building on your idea, Ven Dia...Excellent Maria!!! Building on your idea, Ven Diagrams could also be utilized.Trent Tormoehlenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08041328390224027053noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-64955355181524805562008-07-20T23:00:00.000-04:002008-07-20T23:00:00.000-04:00I don't disagree with that. One-to-one functions ...I don't disagree with that. One-to-one functions and many-to-one functions are very interesting to study. But they are a very theoretical part of Algebra. <BR/><BR/>I think the discussion is much bigger than this. What is the goal of the math classes we teach in High School? I have some ideas of my own to that question, but I know that I don't have the experience to have a fully developed answer.Trent Tormoehlenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08041328390224027053noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7296633400244759210.post-12200901652341018482008-07-20T18:56:00.000-04:002008-07-20T18:56:00.000-04:00To see why the properties of equations are so spec...To see why the properties of equations are so special, you might contrast your example (with 20=20) with one involving an inequality. <BR/><BR/><A HREF="http://screencast.com/t/kBYZw8bFI" REL="nofollow">Here</A> is an example.Maria H. Andersenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04686325011770339309noreply@blogger.com