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The Public is Invited: Come See the Elementary Math Textbook Options and Give Your Input: March 27

In math wars on March 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

The Public is Invited: Come See the Elementary Math Textbook Options and Give Your Input: March 27

Elementary Math Textbook/Program Finalists
March 27, 2009
10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Education Center
Floor 3
49 Cottage Place

Statements for Public Input
1. Written information for parents is clear and helpful.
2. Internet links are easy to navigate. They offer useful information for both children and parents.
3. Homework is easily understood by both children and parents.
4. The text and related materials support parents’ capacity to help children at home.
5. The text and related materials help parents understand their child’s instruction.
6. The text and related materials offer appropriate challenges for students who excel in math.
7. The text and related materials offer appropriate challenges for students with difficulty in math.
8. I believe this program will be beneficial for my child/children.

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  1. This was orignially planned as a work session. But it looks like the dream team wants to avoid direct questioning from the public so they changed to a day long drop-in format.

    Let’s face it, danny and the dingbats have no clue what they are doing on this math problem, and would make asses out of themselves if they even attempted to answer serious questions.

  2. They know what most parents think about this math issue. That is, those parents who took the time to educate themselves about the math debate.

    The question is, will they listen to us? Will they go against our wishes believing that they can weather the storm that would surely come?

    And what of our Daniel Ilaria. This Benedict Arnold still gets his paycheck while undermining the wishes of parents in this district.

    He must go.

  3. The questions are so mamby pamby. Who wrote this stuff? I care about whether or not the math program selected will allow our kids to understand and excel at higher level mathematics.

    This, after all, is what parents have been demanding.

  4. The criteria is a joke. If it is real math, then yes, parents will understand it and be able to “help” their children. If it is not real math and more of this “reform” crap, then no it will not be understood by parents and therefore not by students as well.

    This is not hard folks. Math is easy. Nothing has changed about it since the time of the ancients. 1+1 will always = 2. 2×2 will always = 4.

  5. Sorry 1:00 – but you didn’t explain your thinking. Now go home and reflect on what you’ve learned from this exercise and record it in your math journal. Tomorrow you will share your thoughts with the class in the form of a math poem, and then we can get down to the serious business of building a math collage of the facts you have stated, but apparently don’t understand. You may use your calculator.

  6. Questions 1-5 are stupid because if it is a quality K-5 math program, parents will easily understand it and not need instructions.

    Math is math is math is math, same as it ever was, for the last 100 years.

    If a Ridgewood parent can’t understand it(since we are all college highly educated parents) then it’s dopey reform math.

  7. These people at Cottage Place really scare me. One look at those questions, and I know whomever wrote them is a lost cause. Someone also had to approve them and that’s even worse, because that someone was that person’s boss.

    People, with this level of intellect in our school district administration, I say we are royally screwed.

  8. These people at Cottage Place really scare me. One look at those questions, and I know whomever wrote them is a lost cause. Someone also had to approve them and that’s even worse, because that someone was that person’s boss.

    People, with this level of intellect in our school district administration, I say we are royally screwed.

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