Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

By Rachelle Hawtof
Math Department
Delaware Technical Community College
George Campus

Ever gone on a really long car ride?  I don’t care how old you are, we all think the same thing at some point in the ride.  Are we there yet?  How much longer?

Unfortunately, I think this is the way many students feel about the developmental math classes they are required to take.  They don’t see the utility or the fun in mathematics.  Instead, it’s a long tedious drive.  Continue reading

This Is How Modern Students Take Notes

While perusing Pinterest over holiday break, I came across a Tumblr image post that I just had to share. The phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ rings true right now as I contemplate how times have changed since I was a student many moons ago. Okay, not many, just more than a few moons.

In any case, the photo shows students taking pictures with their smartphones of a projection screen. It doesn’t get much more ‘connected’ than that to be sure. Do your students use their camera phone to snap photos for note-taking purposes? Would you encourage or discourage this type of behavior?

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