Re: California Standards Questions
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: California Standards Questions
- From: George Sheridan <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 20:06:49 -0700
- In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 08:50 AM 5/5/2003 -0700, you wrote:
Are the kids told the cent value of the individual coins in the item?
No, Art. Just shown a picture.
>>> DMDesiderata@aol.com 05/04/03 12:18PM >>>
This issue has irked me for years!!!! Besides the fact that kids are
taught whose face is on which coin (my recollection is that they learn
of coins based upon relative size of the various coins), the fact the
pictures of the coins are NOT actual size and are much smaller has a
affect on those that are visually impaired. Even if students were
whose face is on which coin, making the coins that small would still be
difficult for those with visual difficulties. I've always had a
these types of items.
You did not say which grade level these were for, but I'd say that
connections required in these items, when the coins are not the actual
of the coins, would be a real problem for most younger kids, even those
had good vision.
There are other types of items I really dislike besides these.
In a message dated 5/3/03 5:22:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> What do these questions really measure: the value of different coins
> the ability to add and subtract money, or the ability to recognize
> miniature coins by knowing the difference between the profile of
> Washington and that of Thomas Jefferson when each head is smaller
> child's fingernail?
You cannot measure a love for learning or a joy of knowledge or a passion
for life. You cannot measure those things with a standardized test but you
can sure kill them.
Bill Harley, singer and poet
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