From: Jan Wee <email@example.com>
Subject: Your input!
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 1996 16:32:34 -0600
Verl, Thanks for your very thoughtful response to Chris' concerns about the Challenge Question and Philip's input. I found Philip's explanation very throught-provoking and impressive. His math skills are *well* beyond mine also. I much appreciate his ability to logically analyze problems like CQ #2. Students like Philip deserve to be recognized and I wanted to be sure that his hard work benefitted all of us in this forum. I also appreciate your comments about CQ's being for ALL and that we do not expect that each grade level range come up with the same solutions as that is exactly true. Consideration for the various grade level ranges for the weekly CQ answers does exist. We try to recognize 2-3 BEST responses per week from the various range of participants. Some might feel more comfortable with the notion of CQ's for different grade level ranges. I have received notes on this request from more than just Chris. It's a possibility, but it's also really inspiring to hear about Dave Grott's 6th graders refusing to be stymied by CQ#3 this past week. They dug and dug and used human models and came up with a solution they can support. Dave shared the inside scoop about just how hard they worked on solving the latest puzzle. It gave me renewed faith that kids really want to be challenged. That's what this is all about -- getting kids to THINK to REASON to QUESTION and RE-QUESTION. Let's see what others think about the Challenge Questions and what they feel ought to be done! Thanks again. Jan Wee, co-moderator of discusss-lfm