A consolidation of all my Exeter Posts.
1. The beginning, I started at TwitterMathCamp by working Exeter problems in groups of math teachers.
My thoughts on #TMC12 & overcoming myself – There are only a small amount of Exeter thoughts in this post, spread throughout the days covered.
2. After working with an Exeter Instructor for 4 days in August, I seriously started to reflect and post about the experience. I quickly realized that we, as public school teachers, have a problem. This is the first substantive Exeter post.
3. Then I discuss some of the pedagogy I found throughout the Exeter problem sets. They are not random collections of problems, but well designed and thought-out pedagogically designed problems.
4. Next, an examination of an activity and extension of the activity into later stages of algebra 1. It uses the pythagorean theorem, geoboards, squares, triangles, parallelograms and finally vectors. Very awesome activity.
5. The Exeter Problem Solving method is called “Guess & Check.” I don’t use that language in the post until the end because they mean something very, very specific by it.
6. Exeter has a very flexible system to assess, place and progress learners. Why don’t we in the public schools? What do we need to do?
7. The Exeter Instructor allowed me to post a few assessments from Math 1. In this post you will find the old Math 1 exams with some comments.
8. Every year, the Exeter writing committee sits down and reviews the problems and constructs a commentary on the problems. These commentaries are what is used to influence the teaching of the material the next year, as well as guide the next year’s materials.
9. A full year of the Exeter material, from Placement test to Commentary. All the files from the previous posts collected in one easy spot for downloading.
10. A discussion of the treatment of linear equations and the difference between the training I have had the methods Exeter uses.
OpusMath did a post about Exeter mathematics and drew from what I have posted. I wanted to link to it because they had some great insights and a unique way of explaining the benefits of different aspects of the Exeter curriculum.
11. WCWDWT in public schools; a project I have undertaken to align Exeter Math 1 with CCSS and keywords.