tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2750355884816556227.post7637842661421767936..comments2023-04-15T06:16:25.962-05:00Comments on Long tails of \int_e^r est: Trusting in An AnswerCalcDavehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14039458440867020542noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2750355884816556227.post-53845930927311877582017-02-24T08:38:08.162-06:002017-02-24T08:38:08.162-06:00I thought this was an interesting way of approachi...I thought this was an interesting way of approaching problem solving. As a 6th grade student I never once considered that a problem I was given actually could not have a solution, I was assuming I had everything I needed to proceed from there. I think this is just early enough to start influencing the students to question most things they are told, it could lead to them to more critical thinking and original ideas. Often times students will go through the motions if they are given everything they need and more when solving problems. It would be a worthy endeavor to layer the information in such a way that the student uses the first piece of info to find the next piece, and so-on until he/she realizes they have all they need now to find a solution. Tom Danehyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05417500496932324378noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2750355884816556227.post-9521036833918684832016-12-05T21:39:25.190-06:002016-12-05T21:39:25.190-06:00I am currently a student in a mathematics educatio...I am currently a student in a mathematics education program and I will be student teaching in a month or so. I've been looking for blog posts for some different perspectives, and I found your blog. This post I found particularly interesting, since the classes I am in right now often do involve problems that may not always be solvable. I think it's definitely important to include problems like this in any curriculum, because it adds a higher level of thinking and problem solving. As you mentioned, this doesn't necessarily mean purposefully giving students problems that can't be solved (this would almost definitely just frustrate the students) but possibly having the students find out why some problems can't be solved, or having them come up with their own unsolvable problems. Great post!Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10009677726308280800noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2750355884816556227.post-60198466560343838652015-08-18T14:35:54.039-05:002015-08-18T14:35:54.039-05:00I appreciated this post.I appreciated this post.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12434408693049732868noreply@blogger.com