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  1. This sounds awesome, John. "I have no idea how they'll do on the test,..." This bums me out, because there may be an assessment problem. If the goal, or part of the goal, is to become "deep-thinking problem-solver," the assessment needs to address that. The linear relationships are important, but they will forget a lot of that. Practice problem solving...40 year learning there!

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  2. I'm sure you've heard of Dan Meyer (if not... @ddmeyer). What do you think of his approach to teaching math?

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    1. Many of his ideas are ones I've used for years (back when I taught math intervention): what can you do with this, treating a word problem like a story, etc.

      My real issue has been with the time that I have and the standards themselves.

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