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Topic: Do we need a full year of Geometry?
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John A Benson

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Re: 1 Year of Geometry
Posted: Apr 17, 1995 9:25 PM
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>Now we are in a time of new reform with the NCTM Standards which should
>result in less compartmentalization. Also, there is a movement in many
>areas towards an explicitly integrated math curriculum.
>If done right, both of these have a lot of promise for connecting parts of
>math which are currently taught in isolation. However, there is a danger
>that if the changes are made without sufficient thought, that the knee-jerk
>approach to the introduction of new topics such as data analysis will be to
>throw out some important topics from the traditional curriculum (especially
>in geometry) rather than trying to connect these topics with other
>mathematics and to teach them better.
>Jim King

O.K. We probably agree in proicipal on the idea. . So what are those
things that we cannot throw out, and which should be thrown out, whne we
integrate the curriculum?


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