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September 2012

Quick check for understanding.

For your kids: Pick two numbers, randomly. What is the probability that the product will be even? (I suspect that this is one of those evaluating number sense questions that people would argue about forever on facebook if it showed up there.).

Data! Testing! Gah!

So, part of what kills me about the whole testing debate is that even teachers seem to buy into the fact that the test itself is okay. They’ll present arguments like “You don’t know if the kid had a bad day” or “Who knows how well the questions are written”. But there’s never any decent […]