Sunday, April 3, 2011

C4T #3

thinking of mathematics

C4T # 3
1.  received David Wees blog. i found his spot interesting and enjoyable. One of his most recent post was titled our words are not enough:its time for action. This blog simply goes over how many teachers don't have a voice in there work space. As their opinions and views are not taken into consideration in most schools.  He goes on to say we can change this and how an organized force or group could really break the brick wall. He also gives a list of actions we can take that are fairly easy.

Comment: Was basically that his ideas and list of actions were a great idea. I think by creating a force that will work together will defiantly make an impact compared to an individual. I believe teachers opinions are very valuable because who knows the students better than the teachers, strictly talking about in the education field.

2.What should be on a high school exit exam in mathematics?
This post by David Wees was about how exit exams are not necessarily the best way to see if a student is ready for college.  He thinks that exit exams don’t satisfy certain criteria. For example if the student is prepared for challenges that life will throw at them.  Mathematics is one of his key focuses because even though a student may pass exam like SATs, NY Regents and the IB mathematics they still are not learning how to apply mathematics to situations in life they will encounter. 

comment: Hi, My name is Brittany and I am a student in Dr. Stranges EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama. I think you make an excellent point. The exit exams only look at one part of a students life and doesn't address the other issues they could encounter in life. I feel like we should prepare the student and help them apply whats learned to schooling. I enjoyed reading your post and look forward to reading your blog more often.

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