Download Drill of Basic Math for Snmptn
I myself asked some "what if" questions as if we were all trying to pigeon hole all classroom instruction into one perfect little model. The solution to all of our "what if" questions was simply answered by Mr. Miller with two different answers. His first matter of fact answer was that he does not make policy for individual cases, with an example of "Congress does not create speeding laws and then spend the next 100 days discussing special cases of people who break those laws." His second answer was even more simplistic. I thought this was an excellent response. After all, changing the way that we teach mathematics, does not mean we should have to sacrifice all aspects of classroom management.
My biggest complaint at this point is the vast amount of material it seems I have to digest and how much this is going to take me out of my classroom comfort zone. The text and resource materials seems to much to handle, but I don't think it is more than any other textbook plan. As far as the comfort zone--I think CPM is going to make me interact with my math students much more than I did in the past. I may not have that luxury of sneaking 10 minutes out of a 85 minute period to finish my grading.
My impression after one day is mostly favorable. I really think that once we get over this first hill and get the curriculum started that we are going to see much better results in mathematical logic and understanding which has precisely been my pet peeve for the past 10 years.