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Old 03-11-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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I basically did what myoung suggested. I had to continue teaching decimal long division, but changed their homework to basic multiplication and division practice 3x4=12 123=4, etc. They started turning in their homework when I did that. I tried teaching what I call repeated subtraction and several write out the multiplication problems. The class is made up of at-risk and resource students. They are very resistant to anything new and anything that seems like extra work. I am going to continue to use their homework as basic skills practice and save the required content for our class time where I can help them. It is very frustrating to be required to teach something students are not ready to learn. Well, we have left long division for the time being for the equally ejoyable world of fractions. :-)
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