Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer


Requiring verbal explanations for math problems carries dubious educational value and may especially encumber certain students.


This is an interesting read for those who know their students’ strengths and weaknesses.  It reminded me of a student I had years ago that could solve linear programming problems in his head while I juggled the simultaneous equations on The board.  This article perhaps goes into the differentiation file.   Something to think about.

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About hsmathematicstothecore

Retired Mathematics Teacher and Care Team Coordinator. Co-Chair of Lace-Up-for Kids which puts a new pair of shoes on kids before school starts. Wife and mother of two adult children. Currently working as a mathematics consultant on projects dealing with the new Common Core Standards.

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