tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4653780520314839159.post1982099039353964895..comments2014-10-19T05:20:15.323-07:00Comments on Megan's Technology Blog: Project-Based LearningMegan Scarpinitihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04722685814393142827noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4653780520314839159.post-87469773506496659632010-11-27T04:56:59.582-08:002010-11-27T04:56:59.582-08:00Great ideas, Megan. I also can relate to Katie...Great ideas, Megan. I also can relate to Katie's desire to have the humanities brought into the math classroom. It very likely would have been the hook needed to get me to connect with the subject.Susannahhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16552351263311452580noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4653780520314839159.post-87263378740461182562010-11-04T07:59:24.756-07:002010-11-04T07:59:24.756-07:00I feel that real world applicability is especially...I feel that real world applicability is especially important in math and science. Not a math person, I was one of those dreaded students who was always asking "why do we have to learn this, I'll never use it again..." I think it would have helped me a lot if I had a sense of how the math I was learning was used in the real world. <br /><br />This is kind of off topic, but I also wish that the history of math and science was incorporated more into the teaching of math in high school. Being naturally interested in the Humanities, I think my inroad into math and science would have been studying the philosophical ideas behind it and the way it interacted with history, politics, etc, (the clash between Galileo and the Church, for instance). If I had been given some of this context I might have been more eager and excited to work through the math problems.cetighehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02318915077596168838noreply@blogger.com