Wednesday, March 07, 2007

WIP Wednesday

Did you know they have Cliff Notes for EVERYTHING? When I was in high school, my parents would not let us use Cliff Notes for English class. Yes, we had to read all of those books, cover to cover. My husband, on the other hand, well, his mother would go buy the Cliff Notes for him. So it will be interesting to see what our household rule on Cliff Notes will be. With our oldest in 6th grade, I have a feeling it will come up pretty soon.

But, I have found out that Cliff makes notes about things besides literature now. I have been studying the Algebra II one today. It is pretty interesting. It tells you how to do the problems, but not a lot of the why. For example, it gives all the rules for logarithms, but it never explains why they work. Anyway, they are still the same bright yellow books they used to be. They just cover a lot more topics.

So what does this have to do with my Work in Progress? I am working on getting certified to teach high school math. So that is what is in progress.

5 comments:

jenclair said...

Wow, Jules, what a huge prospective life change! You will be great at it!

Jane Ann said...

jenclair's exactly right. Lucky students!

Kay said...

Interesting. I didn't know they had Cliff Notes for math. I would think Cliff Notes for algebra would be a good thing--what's math but knowing how to do the problems? (How's that for ignorant?) But for books--read them! The Cliff Notes summaries are boring, for one thing. (You can tell what I taught, can't you?)

Debra Spincic said...

If we were ever caught with Cliff Notes in school, it was an instant failing mark. I am sure the restrictions are non-existent now--computers have taken care of that. And, since I was a Miss Goodie Two Shoes, I never opened a Cliff Notes book.

Susan C. said...

As far as I'm concerned, people who don't believe in Cliff's Notes are the same kind that say, "Women are supposed to experience pain in childbirth; epidurals are a sin."
Good luck in your certification.