>From: Fred Gross <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [MLMATHNET] hetergeneous groups
>Date: Tue, Jan 4, 2000, 9:00 AM
>Happy new year. I would look at the quality of the math support for the
>elementary school teachers. Most of the literature on professional
>development talks about sustained opportunities over time. Does this math
>consultant go into classrooms on a regular basis to support the teachers?
>Is once a month really enough to support a teacher's learning of
>mathematics? What program(s) are being used at the elementary levels?
>Also, when you say there is a widening gap-what do you mean? Being more
>specific may help you analyze the exact struggles your students are facing
>Keep the conversation going.