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22 Dec 2005 - 00:18
Becky C tracked down an important website for parents of children using Connected Math: Connected Math for Parents.
I was trying to dig up information on Investigations this weekend to assist me in connecting the boys' curriculum at school with our Singapore curriculum at home. The parent letters given out with each Investigations unit, and the game rules for each homework activity, are inadequate to explain the point of each activity. The desirable, final, procedural, and conceptual point of each activity. Lacking a Teacher's Guide, I have to rely on my Superior Reasoning Skills to figure out the point. Until January, when I may get up the courage to ask for my own copy of the Teacher's Guide, to keep. Which is probably illegal. But for you, you can check out this parent guide for Connected Math. Go through the Concepts and Connections link for any unit, and then download a PDF of the C and C document. I was AMAZED and favorably IMPRESSED that these folks have the courage of their convictions to put this out for parents to see and to work with. It must be the same as what's in the Teacher's Guide for Connected Math.
I thought the first 3 pages of the fractions homework were pretty good. After that the lesson seems to unravel a bit, with numerous references to 'different ways students may do this,' etc. I'm curious what others think.
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Wit and Wisdom -- CatherineJohnson - 20 Dec 2005