OK I spent two months teaching my high school students how to name simple inorganic compounds, you know going from name to formula and back. Now I was only an intern teacher and my mentor insisted on doing this. I did not think that that much time was even necessary. When I switched schools, my new mentor teacher spent about a month on the same topic. I am pretty certain I can teach naming and writing chemical formulas now.
Anyways my question to you is, do you feel that spending that much time on naming is even neccessary? Sure, I feel that kids should learn how to name, but I wouldn't spend this much time on it. Any thoughts?