tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3731946622562944178.post6649337957980130056..comments2016-06-28T12:59:24.926-07:00Comments on MTH 495: Blog 2: Liu Hui and the Nine Chapters on the Mathematical ArtsAnthony Gerbsnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3731946622562944178.post-77867678356996612492016-06-02T16:03:46.630-07:002016-06-02T16:03:46.630-07:00Anthony,
I like your use of a chart in the first p...Anthony,<br />I like your use of a chart in the first problem. I am a very visual learner and I often like to use drawing, charts, and graphs to either help me understand and/or solve the problem. As a math teacher I appreciate that there are times when it is best for students to use a particular tool so that they develop a skill or because it will help the students understand the problem. However, as a student, it always bothered me that I would not get points for solving a problem because I used the wrong tool, not because I had the wrong answer.<br /><br />To me, your use of the chart to first gain an understanding of what the answer might be and then to verify the answer that you came up with using other methods, is an excellent example of using multiple tools to understand the problem, develop a solution, and then verify the solution. As a new math teacher, I am trying to make sure that I explain to students why it is that I do not want them to use a particular tool. As in, “I don’t want you to use calculators on this work because it involves a good deal of multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction and doing the work without a calculator will help you strengthen your number sense and your understanding of these operations.”<br /><br />Anyway, thanks for the post!<br /><br />JerryGerald Mabritohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18169619823187660728noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3731946622562944178.post-38182751307479837992016-05-29T11:51:48.027-07:002016-05-29T11:51:48.027-07:00I like the idea of this post a lot. Essentially ma...I like the idea of this post a lot. Essentially making your own commentary for some of these problems. Your final paragraph is excellent consolidation. <br /><br />But I think it's consolidating what's not quite there! To be an exemplar, a paragraph where you give the specifics on "a functional generic system that can be applied to other values in the same type of problem" from your work here would help with content/complete a lot.<br /><br />C's: 4/5John Goldenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18212162438307044259noreply@blogger.com