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    #14617 - 04/24/08 04:36 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: incogneato]
    Kriston Offline
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    Huh. Interesting. You don't happen to recall specifically what it was about the movie that prompted this reaction, do you, 'Neato? I'm curious.
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    #14618 - 04/24/08 04:46 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: Kriston]
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    I don't know, Kriston, I really just disliked it intensely. I have a vivid emotional memory and some of the things I remember the best are things that provoked a really negative feeling, like for example, kindergarten.


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    #14621 - 04/24/08 04:50 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: incogneato]
    Kriston Offline
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    LOL! I just snorted at the screen, 'Neato.

    It is possible that what I liked about those "edu-tainment" movies is that they were movies instead of regular class. Now that I think about it, I believe we also watched them only on the last day of school. Both may have factored into my enjoyment more than a little... wink
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    #14624 - 04/24/08 04:56 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: Kriston]
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    LOL!!!

    I'm so glad I could make you snort!

    Wouldn't it be so great if their were a job available where you could be paid only to be sarcastic and glib?

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    #14625 - 04/24/08 05:05 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: incogneato]
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    I think there is. It's called "mom," isn't it?

    Oh, wait, we don't get paid...
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    #14745 - 04/27/08 05:16 AM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: Kriston]
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    Kriston: Back to the OP:
    I know I'm coming back in really late in this thread, but wondered if you'd also searched Hoagies for help with ideas for introducing those more complex topics. I've used a lot of the info on Hoagies for finding websites, books and games that address math without actually teaching it.
    http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/math.htm

    http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/multiplication.htm

    the physics link has lots of ideas that are math related:
    http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/physics.htm

    and games are a great way to introduce new thinking:
    http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/smart_toys.htm

    Take your time to surf around Hoagies. It truly is a goldmine.

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    #14751 - 04/27/08 06:12 AM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: doodlebug]
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    Thanks, Debbie! I've spent a lot of time on Hoagies, but you're right that I haven't tried it since I got going on this particular issue.

    Great idea! laugh
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    #14759 - 04/27/08 11:09 AM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: Kriston]
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    I wanted to mention how timely this topic was, Kriston. I've been getting hit with posts about math education on my RSS reader all week. I thought this blog post by Math Mom might be of interest.
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    #14764 - 04/27/08 12:46 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: kcab]
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    It was, kcab. Thanks!
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    #14778 - 04/27/08 03:22 PM Re: Math intuition, math without books [Re: Kriston]
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    No prob! What I really liked was the idea of specialist math teachers, seems like a really good idea for a district to try. Unfortunately, I suppose it might also be more expensive.
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