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Ideas and resources helpful in evaluating students with diverse backgrounds

You might like some of the puzzles and review sheets that Beast Academy puts out. Start with level 5 I think, but there might be goodies in levels 4 and 3 also. Here's one on LCM and GCF your students ...
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Are there any good exercises on point-slope form of a linear equation by itself?

Point-slope form is used all over the place in Calculus where the point and the slope (i.e. derivative) is exactly what you have in most situations. You can strip out any explicit calculus though and ...
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Why is calculus important for pre-service Math basic school teachers?

When teaching, one needs to know what one is hiding. A topic often taught in elementary schools is finding square roots of integers. Beyond guessing above and below, the simplest method is that of ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

The answer to What is the speed of Anne's car? is simply 45 mph However, math problems such as this follow a very simple pattern of pick up every number and do something with them, so with a simple ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

An example of a problem where phrasing the answer as a sentence might prevent mistakes and encourage understanding is: Alice goes to the store with \$2.00. A gumball costs \$0.80. How many gumballs ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

I do think this has (some) pedagogical value, specifically for word problems. Word problems are designed to give students practice applying math to real-world situations. Doing this effectively means ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

Jochen's answer is very good. To add to it, here's the reasoning I was given as a student: answering in full sentences makes students think about the answer in different psychological context. This ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

I don't think there's a mathematical reason for this, but teachers may view this as part of an interdisciplinary approach. Requiring students to answer in complete sentences reinforces what they're ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

I do think there is value in expecting students to give answers in correct English. It will certainly help when they start to face longer and less structured questions. However, the example you give ...
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What value is there in requiring students to answer word problems in complete sentences?

Yes, there is mathematical pedagogical value in the usage of complete sentences - but this does not only refer to "answers" and not only to "word problems", but to all parts of the ...
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Is short division taught these days and if not, why not?

One of the benefits of the partial quotients division method as illustrated above with 186 / 3 is NOT in dividing by single digit divisors but in multi-digit divisors. Students are generally taught ...
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Why is calculus important for pre-service Math basic school teachers?

well, i found this sciwentific reference today: enter link description here THE PLACE OF THE CALCULUS IN THE TRAINING OF THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER Author(s): BYRON COSBY Source: The Mathematics Teacher ,...

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