tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post7783140241969081995..comments2017-01-09T00:14:59.293-08:00Comments on Coming of Age in the Middle: Algebra I: I ScreamJessica Laheynoreply@blogger.comBlogger8125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-55033808804129165382012-03-06T03:47:24.263-08:002012-03-06T03:47:24.263-08:00Oh, dear Lord, not TEACHING!!! Taking! And yes, I ...Oh, dear Lord, not TEACHING!!! Taking! And yes, I will keep writing about it, as I fear the humor will just keep on flowing from experiences caused by my total ineptitude.Jessica Laheyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12503110737663642101noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-6205286200027725682012-03-06T00:38:17.541-08:002012-03-06T00:38:17.541-08:00Well done for sticking at it! You're right, so...Well done for sticking at it! You're right, so many math problems are absurd.<br /><br />I like that you're approaching it in a way that makes sense to you - looking at the history and etymology as a starting point.<br /><br />Good luck with your studies!Colin Beveridgehttp://www.littlealgebrabook.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-73509677082817335052012-03-05T23:25:43.382-08:002012-03-05T23:25:43.382-08:00Love your take on pseudocontext (http://blog.mrmey...Love your take on pseudocontext (http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=8002), from a non-mathematical perspective! Don't worry about your mathematical problems, because everyone has them at some point. Mine was in university, but they were there. Are you teaching math indefinitely? Will we get to see more of these posts? I do hope so!Timon Piccinihttp://mrpiccmath.weebly.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-23981672115532627852012-03-05T22:11:20.925-08:002012-03-05T22:11:20.925-08:00"This entire mathematical quandary could have..."This entire mathematical quandary could have been avoided with better parenting."<br /><br />Your solution to this question is interesting to me because you are right, better parenting is the best solution to this problem. I wonder how many 8th students would have even come up with that very logical answer.Davidhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08098221991466148258noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-35991621509217555202012-03-01T09:04:48.042-08:002012-03-01T09:04:48.042-08:00Jess,
I fumbled my way through all of the various...Jess,<br /><br />I fumbled my way through all of the various types of math.<br />I excelled at geometry because it was pure logic, and I could draw it on paper and see it. Lines, angles, triangles, and rules that were logical and held true in all cases. Contrast this with chemistry. Chemistry made absolutely no sense to me. Whatever logic it held eluded me completely. My chemistry teacher could Bobnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-66005316912040978222012-02-29T15:16:32.446-08:002012-02-29T15:16:32.446-08:00You need so many potential license plate numbers b...You need so many potential license plate numbers because there are a whole bunch you just do not want to issue. Think Cosmo Kramer the proctologist. <br /><br />You may have explained why so many of my students appear to my eye to be deep in thought but subsequently can not seem to recall anything I was teaching; and, ask follow up questions that genuinely stretch the meaning of the word related.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-5649531561989565212012-02-29T15:06:29.561-08:002012-02-29T15:06:29.561-08:00Hey Jess,
Forwarded your recent post to my mom. S...Hey Jess,<br />Forwarded your recent post to my mom. She will appreciate what you are doing (going back to school for math) and the Davin reference. Hang in there...I am impressed. I sure would not want to sit through one of your Latin classes...too long ago!<br />Kristine KAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7322734145373546886.post-66079707171005212012-02-29T14:24:55.342-08:002012-02-29T14:24:55.342-08:00Vermont, if this helps, is the 49th most populous ...Vermont, if this helps, is the 49th most populous state in the union behind only Wyoming. It's pretty far on the left side of the histogram!Sarah P. / Julia's Childhttp://www.sarahpinneo.comnoreply@blogger.com