This is what we want to avoid.

Here are some YouTube videos that illustrate what happens when you don’t have a good strategy to solve a problem.

These first two are from “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”  Neither of these contestants were able to come up with a strategy to solve their problem.

Easy Math Question on Millionaire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmz39XOEHC4

When Not Knowing Math Can Cost You $15,000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbX44YSsQ2I

Why we shouldn’t teach the standard algorithm without understanding…

Ma and Pa Kettle Math http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfq5kju627c

And just for fun – you never know when someone is going to ask you for math help.

Math Call to 911 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT4NOe4vtoM

 

 

 

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