Sherwood Botsford
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• Genesee, Alberta

Stuff for fast finishers/gifted kids should be out of the stream --stuff that isn't what you're covering next week or next year. Look at puzzles -- especially geometrical ones. Graph theory -- ...

I can't speak to linear algebra, but I did teach standard Euclidian geometry where it was almost all proofs. Many of the exercises were tantamount to the most recent proof, but drawn in a different ...

Thoughts: Student can't go back. You have to solve each question to the extent you are able, then move on. If you are unable, you can mark it "return later" But when you return you get a ...

Here's a few things that may help. Borrow a concept from science -- the notion of falsifiability. There repeated verification of a theory is just that -- verification but not proof. In science we ...

You can't build on sand. If they don't have the reading skills, you need to teach that first. (There is a strong temptation to go to the prior teacher of reading and beat them about the head and ...

Several strategies: 1. Practice. Copy illustrations out of books. Start simple. Mix your practice: Draw small copies -- about the same size as the one in the book. Draw full page copies. Draw on ...

Decompartmentalize. Start the new chapter as written, then connect it back to things you did before. Also introduct things that you can't do yet with what they know so that there is mystery and ...

The numbers in a fraction are different parts of speech. Denominators are nouns. Numerators are adjectives. Denominators say 'what' Numerators say 'how many' This becomes somewhat more apparent in ...

Forget the first option. If they didn't pick it up the first time, they won't this time either. The second option is far more likely to induce either fear or boredom with Math. Your mission here is ...

I like the historical example. Computationally division is lots slower than multiplication somewhat depending on the numbers. (A quick check shows 8-20 times slower) A good compiler would optimise ...

A short term fix that misses a lot of pieces is just a video conferencing app with a camera aimed down at a pad of paper. This is certainly the fastest way to push equations across the internet. ...

Word? Yuck. Ultimately you need a document management system, each exercise has to become it's own file, although you can cheat and put multiple similar exercises in the same file, then each ...

Teaching Math online is non-trivial. 1. You need both some form of blackboard/whiteboard link that updates in near real time. (Delay of no more than a second or two.) 2. You need a good audio link ...