tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-386409393041651040.post4801811439603844000..comments2017-05-02T09:48:58.157-05:00Comments on Reflections of a High School Math Teacher: 6 Reasons Why I'm Not Giving Worked Out Answer Keys to My Math Students AnymoreDave Sladkeyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06294328473025241528noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-386409393041651040.post-12629484794932968612017-02-08T15:04:57.027-06:002017-02-08T15:04:57.027-06:00I am a high school math teacher in Maine and love ...I am a high school math teacher in Maine and love the idea of having students submit their answers. I am trying to use more tech in my classes and I think it would be a great way for students to engage in problem solving via written communication. It's a great way for them to show what they know and try to practice speaking and writing mathematically.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-386409393041651040.post-57597990056342094562017-02-05T07:04:26.662-06:002017-02-05T07:04:26.662-06:00I teach high school math in PA. I have always pro...I teach high school math in PA. I have always provided my students with an answer key, but not a "worked-out" solution key. It is important that students know if they are getting problems correct. When they do, it builds confidence and when they don't it facilitates their problem solving strategies. In this way, students can undergo a meta cognitive process - they are thinking about their thinking. It also takes the burden off of me to provide the answers to them in person, say, the next day in class. This accelerateds their learning curve. Some of my colleagues only provide answers to the odd numbered problems, not the even ones, to encourage student confidence.<br /><br />Providing a worked out solution to one problem in a problem set, may be useful for some students as a way to scaffold their learning.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-386409393041651040.post-70107108797674334882016-12-06T22:59:45.422-06:002016-12-06T22:59:45.422-06:00I'm going to try the answer pool idea for my c...I'm going to try the answer pool idea for my class tomorrow. It sounds like a great solution for me, not wanting to give them all the answers (they do give up way too soon), yet it seems like just enough to encourage them to keep going if they find their answer in the pool. Thank you<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-386409393041651040.post-15650592036650006632016-12-04T18:18:05.583-06:002016-12-04T18:18:05.583-06:00Hello! I'm a college student studying to be a ...Hello! I'm a college student studying to be a Middle School or High School Math Teacher. One of my Math Education teachers encouraged us to start following Math Blogs to gain knowledge and insight for our future classrooms. Until I read this post, I never realized the disadvantages to providing students with worked out answer keys. Something I really hope to foster in my future math classroom is finding different and unique methods to finding the answers. Without worked out answer keys, students do not have to worry about having to follow a set procedure every single time. I do agree about the collaboration portion, but I would be nervous that if one student posted the answer on Padlet everyone else would copy off of that student. Have you had this issue yet in any of your math classes? The answer bank is a great idea since it tells students whether or not they are on the right track. Overall, I really enjoyed this post about alternatives to worked out answer keys. Thanks for sharing!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com