Math 105Instructor: Gail Nelson
Math 105 (M105) becomes the culmination of elementary mathematics. Computation will be attached to context and not done in isolation. A great deal of work with decimal numbers and fractions will occur throughout the year involving all four operations. Why do we need mathematics? We need to be able to use what we know to function in the real world as global citizens and it will require an understanding of mathematics------to buy, sell, work, own, etc.
Effort and perseverance need to come from the students; I can support the teaching and learning of mathematics.
As I prepared for 'office hours' on Wednesday night, I realized that I was functioning as if I was already into my mathematics course. I realized that I start the year on 'auto-pilot' (NECAP prep) and ease into M105----my actual fifth grade math course.
It will continue to seem a little disjointed until we finish our obligation to the testing realm. I will continue to use the released tasks, …
Each year teachers are given access to released tasks from the test given that year. There are 10 multiple choice questions and 5 short response questions dating back to 2005.
Students often see a multiple choice question and automatically think that the question should/could be answered without work. I am reviewing multiple ways of working with the infomation in these types of questions.
I am …