Sunday, June 26, 2011

Math 1510 Week 3

I think that it depends on the activity or assignment you are covering, when it comes to forming or assigning student teams. For certain activities that are geared more toward being fun for the students, I think that allowing them to pick their own groups or simply numbering off by rows to form the groups would work. Although, when the assignment is more difficult or time consuming for the students, pre-forming the groups that you see best fit would be more appropriate. So, by mixing gender, race, and ability levels to get a good mix for students to work in groups, ie heterogeneous grouping.

Fun Grouping Options (Physical Education):

Ability Grouping:

Monday, June 20, 2011

First Post!

     Hello fellow bloggers!! Well, it's that time of the year again. No, not football season, but time to get your math learning on! I know that after going through the math videos, which took a while, were very informative to go through.
     Going through the content section and learning more about the ancient egyptian's, and the number system they had in place, was pretty astounding! It wasn't only used for counting and simple math, but they wrote out their math with symbols, had place value, and solved problems.

     I think that Math is crucial to our students education, and with that, we as future teachers have to be prepared the best we can to challenge, engage, and connect with our students. By learning new techniques on how to teach, and with the understanding that not everyone learns the same way. The way I solve a problem might not be the easiest for someone else to solve the same problem.