tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5053151003977377665.post3555290976412315057..comments2024-02-23T05:11:31.034-08:00Comments on Always Formative: Groups, Individuals, and Individuals with GroupsJason Buellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03029995715142652159noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5053151003977377665.post-47398054986638582972013-01-28T05:02:52.461-08:002013-01-28T05:02:52.461-08:00I think Geometry for kids who haven't had Alge...I think Geometry for kids who haven't had Algebra 1 is doable, as long as the teacher is prepared to teach a little bit of "bootcamp" equations at the beginning of the year to get everyone at least familiar with the idea of equations and finding an unknown. I agree with the whole idea that Geometry is a fresh start, but without at least a good idea of what "x" is and how to solve basic equations like 2x + 3 = 19, it's not easy for a student to focus on the geometry concepts that can already be daunting enough. It puts those kids with weak algebra at somewhat of a disadvantage, I think, simply because they'll have to learn two things at the same time. In that sense, I'm not sure it would necessarily serve the purpose of rescuing those kids from the fear of math... untilnextstophttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15285583728476473117noreply@blogger.com