Wednesday, January 4, 2012

KimS on 4th grade Investigations vs. Singapore Math

(http://oilf.blogspot.com/2011/11/math-problems-of-week-4th-grade.html)


KimS said...

In a true Investigations school, like the one my children regrettably attend, answering "How did you solve 8 x 8" with "I know my times tables" will earn them a 0. Even "8 x 8 = 64" will earn them a zero. Counting all of the squares on the array and putting the numbers in each square (1 ,2, 3, 4, 5, 6...), however, will earn them full points. And challenging the classroom teacher when she awards zero for "8 x 8 = 64" and " i know my times tables", will give you the response, "I know he solved it correctly, but I'll get fired if I give him full points for answering that way."

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