Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer

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

Source: www.educationnews.org

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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