tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5036745802019847497.post6662492725370765048..comments2011-12-19T17:44:40.854-06:00Comments on Zack Burroughs's EDM310 Class Blog: Blog Post #12Zack Burroughshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05545048238684822703noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5036745802019847497.post-15465532425143648392011-11-16T10:52:38.434-06:002011-11-16T10:52:38.434-06:00For several semesters I collected data on the math...For several semesters I collected data on the math skills EDM310 students. About 1/3 couldn't divide 15 by 7, convert a two place decimal to a %, convert a % to a two place decimal, multiply 7 times 12. Almost 80% were unable to correctly answer any of 5 word questions taken from the practice exam for GEDs (High School equivalency). If our teachers can't add, subtract, multiply and divide, should we be surprised that our students can't either?<br /><br />I have given up on math for future teachers. Now I am pushing writing. That's not so easy either as you can tell from the C4C assignments!John Hadley Strangehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17484977903995419205noreply@blogger.com