tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8256492698354362046.post4537722491279231751..comments2024-10-11T17:00:33.435+11:00Comments on Authentic Inquiry Maths: Maths is...Bruce Ferringtonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07947474361978469990noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8256492698354362046.post-12276096167360368272012-08-23T02:31:50.624+10:002012-08-23T02:31:50.624+10:00Hi Bruce! These student responses are great, and I...Hi Bruce! These student responses are great, and I think they are in a way formative assessment. My favorite is "math is power and knowledge" -- exactly. I'm delighted you joined the Initiation, and I've featured your blog on mine at http://fawnnguyen.com/2012/08/21/math-blogger-initiation-week-1.aspx<br /><br />Thank you, Bruce!Fawn Nguyenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03605571262680195155noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8256492698354362046.post-91718437868017167172012-08-16T14:00:02.826+10:002012-08-16T14:00:02.826+10:00Yep - that comment - "Maths is a sum with one...Yep - that comment - "Maths is a sum with one answer" made me sit up too. I thought it was someone who had a problem with conceptual understanding. Instead, it turned out to be a really exceptional student who is working well above her peers in Maths. I think she was trying to articulate the definitive nature of maths - that there are absolute values and unchanging principles at work. Bruce Ferringtonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07947474361978469990noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8256492698354362046.post-90045142076454139022012-08-16T12:42:07.429+10:002012-08-16T12:42:07.429+10:00The children's insights into maths are interes...The children's insights into maths are interesting, amusing and revealing. My favourite would be "Maths is a sum with one answer". Now there's a mind wanting to look at life in more than one way. 2+2=4... surely there must be more to it than that. :)<br />@RossMannellrmannellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10325881715643049499noreply@blogger.com