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Whit Ford replied to Erlina Ronda's discussion Teaching operations involving integers with conceptual understanding. in the group Introducing Math Concepts
"From the perspective of a student beginning to study Algebra, these are some of the key concepts I think are important."
Mar 7, 2010
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Introducing Math Concepts

The objective of setting this group is to aggregate ideas and strategies for introducing a Mathematics concept in a classroom at all levels. I think right start would definitely help in making lesson easy to understand as well as interesting.
Mar 7, 2010
Whit Ford replied to Janis Lawrence's discussion Development math--motivating students
"I do not envy the challenge you face, and lament that these requirements are what (in my view) has lead math to become more of a "learn it quickly" than "learn it well" exercise in many school districts. I have taught math on and…"
Jan 28, 2010
Whit Ford replied to Janis Lawrence's discussion Development math--motivating students
"I don't know if you have already tried this, but my first inclination would be as follows. College level students should be developmentally better at conceptualizing, so I totally understand and agree with your concern. Tactile visuals may not…"
Jan 28, 2010
Whit Ford replied to Janis Lawrence's discussion Development math--motivating students
"Yes to all of the above. Help each student find success, respect their past experiences while not letting them get in your way. Bring the world into the math classroom... some possible examples are: Marbles rolling along a hard floor should be…"
Jan 27, 2010
Whit Ford replied to Madiraju Phaneendra's discussion how the product of two negatives wil be positive
"I like it! Whit Ford http://mathmaine.wordpress.com"
Jan 19, 2010
Whit Ford replied to Madiraju Phaneendra's discussion how the product of two negatives wil be positive
"I cited the walking example as a way to try help someone understand *why* a double negative is a positive. The rules you cite certainly are often used in life, but if a young student is questioning why the rules are true in the first place... well,…"
Jan 15, 2010
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Jan 15, 2010
Whit Ford replied to Madiraju Phaneendra's discussion how the product of two negatives wil be positive
"I prefer and expanded version of the (brief) number line explanation that was given: - Multiplication represent repeated addition, so (3) x (5) represents three fives added together - To represent this on the number line, I start at 0 then move…"
Jan 15, 2010
Whit Ford is now a member of Mathematics 24x7
Jan 13, 2010

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Whit
Philosophy of life
Life is full of unmet needs. Meeting them is fun.
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Computer Software, Tutoring
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My High School Teachers
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At 8:40am on January 14, 2010, Rashmi Kathuria said…
Welcome to Mathematics 24x7. The purpose of this network is to just talk about all possibilities in Mathematics .There are people who love this subject and at the same time there are ones who are struggling for it.
Let us join our hands and look for all possibilities to make it interesting for everybody.
Looking forward to your valuable sharings

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