Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Krista: Playing with mathematics online

Thank you the chance to talk about my thesis research. I really appreciated your questions and discussion.

Someone asked about the mathematics problems - they are on the Galileo web site www.galileo.org click on the math link.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. You can respond here or email me at kposcent@ucalgary.ca


1 comment:

Maggie Forsyth said...

Krista or anyone who is able to answer my query,

I had a chance to look at only the first several problems under the Elem. Math heading.
My question is of a practical nature:
Why has no one identified appropriate grade levels for each problem? or at least given a ballpark? ie. reported in which grades the problems were attempted and success rate?
Being a Division 1 teacher and a generalist teaching 8 subject areas, (only one of which is Math), you can appreciate the fact that time is a big factor in selecting activities. maybe not ideal, but a reality we "live" with!!!
I would be interested in doing some of the Math problems in my class (THEY ARE SO RICH!), but I'd first have to spend a lot of time figuring out which ones fit better with Gr. 1 learner, Gr.4 learner, and also which strand of the Math curriculum it is aiming at, etc...
Just wondering,
Maggie Forsyth