Friday, November 12, 2010

Math problems of the week: 8th grade traditional math vs. Conntected Math

I. The final pre-review problem set in Hamilton's Essentials of Arithmetic: Second Book (intended for students in the "sixth, seventh and eighth years"), p. 404:

II. The final pre-review problem set in the 8th grade Connected Mathematics text, p. 57 of Unit 8 ("Clever Counting"):

III. Extra Credit:
Discuss what contemporary educators mean by "real life" mathematics, and why they think that traditional math didn't involve this.

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