tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post7224022427014839213..comments2022-11-19T20:58:11.158-08:00Comments on Coffee and Graph Paper: Language acquisition and learning mathH.http://www.blogger.com/profile/00155248585975222332noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-74787499646661798122007-12-30T16:47:00.000-08:002007-12-30T16:47:00.000-08:00I'm looking at your post again. What if you used t...I'm looking at your post again. What if you used two overlapping circles, A, and B, and asked the kids to call out numbers. Let the circles be multiples of 3 and 5 respectively, place each number in the appropriate circle (or overlap) and let the kids "Find the rule" for each circle. (if a number is a multiple of neither, write it outside) <BR/><BR/>I think it's possible to move from there to multiples of 2 and multiples of 6, and there's the beginning of your nest.<BR/><BR/>Notice that you are placing numbers, not groups of numbers, one at a time, which may make it more accessible.<BR/><BR/>Of course, this is weeks later, and you probably have left this topic behind already.<BR/><BR/>JonathanAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-65379897408978476492007-12-12T06:05:00.000-08:002007-12-12T06:05:00.000-08:00H, I was going to also suggest going through index...H, I was going to also suggest going through indexed for good examples to teach some of those words. Sarah beat me to it.<BR/><BR/>Also thought I'd share a bit of what I know about teaching vocabulary. (My advice comes with a grain of salt, and four years of English teaching experience.)<BR/><BR/>Two simple strategies work well for my students - visual representations and a kinetic activity or something that involves a manipulative. For the latter, you could hand out flashcards and definitions and give the class one minute to find their partner. Or for the former, ask the students to put in their personal dictionary not a definition (since dictionary definitions usually contain words that the students don't know, kind of defeating the purpose of the exercise), but some kind of visual representation of the meaning of the word. Probably a student can figure a way to draw a stick figure image that shows the word "inclusion".<BR/><BR/>The theory behind the different strategies I use is to offer an alternative to the visual learning style of memorizing a word and a definition...<BR/><BR/>Hope this helps a tad!<BR/><BR/>-jJeffreygeneHKhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13431280155684201484noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-58079336321006705382007-12-10T20:26:00.000-08:002007-12-10T20:26:00.000-08:00Jonathan - the textbook calls its nested rectangle...Jonathan - the textbook calls its nested rectangles thing for classifying numbers a Venn Diagram.<BR/><BR/>Sarah - thanks for the link! Was looking for that site a few weeks ago, but couldn't remember enough specifics to find it.H.https://www.blogger.com/profile/00155248585975222332noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-55998559225037588602007-12-10T17:09:00.000-08:002007-12-10T17:09:00.000-08:00I hadn't realized how much vocabulary there is in ...I hadn't realized how much vocabulary there is in math until I started teaching it! My students learn the ideas decently, but don't study enough to retain them.<BR/><BR/>In the discussion of Venn Diagrams, have you looked at Indexed, http://indexed.blogspot.com? I used some ideas from here when introducing linear relationships and it seemed to help.Sarah Cannonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14334790599525148331noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8748665016211866969.post-87395875437575684312007-12-10T04:26:00.000-08:002007-12-10T04:26:00.000-08:00I think Euler Diagrams are the more general ones y...I think Euler Diagrams are the more general ones you are drawing.<BR/><BR/><A HREF="http://jd2718.wordpress.com" REL="nofollow">jonathan</A>Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com