tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post7746938078454942581..comments2020-03-25T10:51:53.623-07:00Comments on How to Prepare for the Gifted And Talented Test: Giftedness The Hard Way Part 3Norwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-45557625438509763912017-02-16T13:10:44.549-08:002017-02-16T13:10:44.549-08:00That is exactly what I'm doing. Confusing and...That is exactly what I'm doing. Confusing and not precise, and I hope to everyone regardless of background. I would like to do this with math, but there's too much math that children don't know yet. This is a nice proxy that is going to lead in 2 different directions by the end of grade school, and believe it or not, the end goal looks a lot like the 2 sections of the SAT. In the meantime, the children have to uncover the math problem from confusing and imprecise language, and hopefully I'll get at least a discussion if not an argument. If this question was simplified to the geometric or algebraic problem, then there would be a list of skills not used and an opportunity missed. After doing this for 2 the two years of TPM, I've seen results beyond expectations. I'll share more in about a month.Norwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-64619966869616597072017-02-16T11:12:35.473-08:002017-02-16T11:12:35.473-08:00You say Joe has a long "section of fence,&quo...You say Joe has a long "section of fence," yet Joe is going to "ring his yard" with bushes along the fence--as a language major and horticulturist, "ring" implies 4 of 4 sides (sections) have fence running along it. But you're using the term "section," to talk about the whole, are you not? If that's the case, the language with regards to the fence is confusing and not precise. Just sayin'--what's precise to one person is not necessarily precise to another. Especially depending on the person's background. That'smysandwichhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12399090127571875407noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-3197178886441181602016-12-20T03:15:51.979-08:002016-12-20T03:15:51.979-08:00This is my device to make kids read the question t...This is my device to make kids read the question thoroughly in preparation for more advanced math, tests that with tricky questions, and their other subjects. The bushes are in the yard, which is a plot of land usually covered by grass. The bushes need a yard to grow in, which is a 3 foot by 3 foot space. A yard of yard is a 3 foot by 3 foot space in the plot of land. It took them about 8 minutes to figure this out, but the language is very exact and can mean nothing else. Then I showed them without a picture, there is no way they could ever get the correct equation to solve or the correct answer.Norwoodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09462923179883891369noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5703568807615263851.post-8240021646329720442016-12-19T09:06:11.780-08:002016-12-19T09:06:11.780-08:00What's yard of yard . Please explainWhat's yard of yard . Please explainanithahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02320099245584585266noreply@blogger.com