Greek counting on French FriDay 3/67: 5 month GED, and Adulting as creative problem solving

Learning to solve problems, which I think is the essence of Adulting, begins at an early age and continues to count for a lifetime. Today’s lesson poses a question: What numbers did the ancient Greeks use for counting?

That question was meant to raise the problem of counting non-discrete quantities before Arabic numerals came to Europe (from India).  The problem itself was meant to introduce the concept of using mind-maps as a tool to begin the problem-solving process.

Here is the lesson plan for Day 3, of 67:

Day 3 LessonPlan

Khan Academy conjunctions practice 

Interactive lie/lay quiz 

  Khan Academy LCM practice 

33×33 Times Table Chart helps, 33MultTable especially if you write it by hand!!   3rdDayExitSlips


Action Items:

1.) What algorithm do you follow to solve complex problems?

2.) Do you track possible solutions as they fail and as they begin to work?

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December, 2020 CE = December 12020 HE

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0 thoughts on “Greek counting on French FriDay 3/67: 5 month GED, and Adulting as creative problem solving

    1. LOL! 🙂
      I was wondering whether I should provide a definition for the word, but then I hoped that that would be something that a reader could look up and give me an impression of how s/he found the definition and what it was like. But, then, maybe that’s too distracting, and I should put a link in with a mouse-over of the definition? I’ll look forward to your thoughts on Sunday, Dar Dolly!
      Shabbat Shalom!
      Much love,

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      1. LOL! And that was precisely why I did not give a definition! 🙂 Though I did worry that a bit of scaffolding would have been better than making them go off to search, and then not coming back to answer the question! 🙂

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      2. By scaffolding, I meant some sort of hint, or suggestion that would help them figure it out without having to search. I just wasn’t clever enough to think of a nifty little hint, so I just let it go.
        I suppose you’re right: sometimes I get people asking me the meaning of a word, and I think: it would have been faster for her to look it up! But then maybe the question was for conversation? 🙂

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      3. Vygotsky’s scaffolding, part of his theory of proximal development, is “social and instructional support for students learning new concepts, comparable to structures erected alongside newly constructed buildings.” I still think that looking up a word should be easily accomplished independently. Perhaps you are are right, and they just want to start a conversation, but then aren’t there more meaningful ways to do that?

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      4. There are, but I find that many people are rather awkward, especially younger people.
        And I agree that looking up a word is easily accomplished, but we did hear rather alot about scaffolding, which was a new-ish idea back in 2001, I believe, in pedagogy. My supervising teacher and all of the veteran teachers disliked both that idea and “all of these new ideas the teachers’ colleges are filling your heads with.” 😦

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      5. Newish idea? Vygotsky published his theory in the early 30’s, died in 1934 and was denounced in 1936, after which his name became forbidden in the Soviet Union, but was quite popular abroad. Frankly, I am surprised.

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      6. You would know that better than I, but the first edition of the textbook I use in my course is dated 1989, and it contains a subchapter on Vygotsky’s theory. However, I must admit that I have always encountered resistance on the part of older teachers when I conducted seminars or workshops on “cutting edge” ideas in pedagogy.
        Have a lovely weekend, dear Shira!

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