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English Makes Sense!


NOTE: When I first posted this, I was still making the error of including etymological information in the matrix, which I have since learned is not appropriate. The matrix is only for current English morphology. I've since posted another document that addresses one of the families in this post on <vise> <vise>. You can see that one HERE

I'm happy to keep what follows as evidence of my own evolving understanding. I hope readers see that they can draw on this old work, and reVISE it themselves....

Original post...

In Jenny and Lora's Grade 3 math class, they've been investigating all sorts of math patterns. 

Earlier they had the kids share their <conjectureto describe patterns they saw, but today, they were asked to "show evidence".

The contrast of these words becomes very rich when we understand the underlying meaning, histories and structures. See what you think...

First CLICK HERE for the quick poster I made revisiting our discussion of hte meaning of the word <conjecture>. 

Here's one of the pages from that pdf

Screen Shot 2015 09 29 at 11.09.10 PM


Now CLICK HERE to consider the sense of <conjecture> in contrast to <evidence> with the information on this pdf. I'm only showing a screen shot of page 1. If you are curious about starting to move towards twin bases, you'll have to download that pdf. 

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