Monday, August 30, 2010

Question About Blogging Task

This is from the course information sheet:

Pre-course reading: Students are expected to read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 and make a blog entry to show that they have understood the readings and have an opinion on the readings. The blog entry should not be excessively long and, hopefully, is creative and interesting to read. Photographs, videos and so on may be use to make a point.

These are the questions raised by some participants of the course:
Q1. Do I need to have my own blog?
A1. Yes. Please create your own blog such as this one on blogspot or other blogging platforms and send me your blog's url. I will link everyone's blog to mine so that you can visit each others' blogs regularly. Hopefully, reading each others' views and opinions will set us thinking about teaching mathematics to children.

Q2. How long must it be?
A2. According to the requirements, it should "not be excessively long". In order to show your understanding, you need to synthesize what you read. So, it cannot be very long. Best entries are a joy to read. Try to make your entries a joy to read.

Q3. Is it compulsory to use photographs and videos?
A3. According to the requirements, it is not compulsory. But sometimes it is easier to make a point using tools other than language.