Is 4x6 the Same as 6x4? This Primary School Math Made Controversy in Social Media: Global Indonesian Voices:
On Sunday (21/9), Muhammad Erfas Maulana posted a photo depicting a homework that was completed by his sibling, a grade 2 primary school student. In this assignment, the student was asked to declare 4+4+4+4+4+4 in a multiplication format.
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Jobless fathers ‘confident’ with maths homework: Niall Murray:
Unemployed construction workers with poor literacy are highly confident at helping their children with maths homework, education research has found.
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I've put the elevator speeches to rest. Today's two minute speech went well... I think. As one event concludes, I'm excited to resume my ongoing thoughts about number sense and students.Working with teachers and students, I can't help but be inundated with thoughts about things I miss, look forward to, and will be challenged with this year in and out of the classroom. However, there's one thing I crave more than anything else, and that's working with students, which usually entails having […]
Today was a mixed bag of, well, weirdness and frustration with some awesomeness. I will start with the awesomeness. This morning at 7:15am, a learner from last year walked in and asked for help with his college math class. Loved it. I worked with him for about an hour (into the first class of the […]
Today is George Barnard’s birthday. In honor of this, I have typed in an exchange between Barnard, Savage (and others) on an important issue that we’d never gotten around to discussing explicitly (on likelihood vs probability). Please share your thoughts. The exchange is from pp 79-84 (of what I call) “The Savage Forum” (Savage, 1962)[i] ♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠♠ […]