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Re: [MATHEDU] Writing Requirement
Posted:
Nov 22, 1999 3:19 PM


I hope Judy doesn't mind my forwarding this on to this list. I'd really like to get a discussion going, because the experiences we're basing on are really quite different no one formula is going to apply. best, sk
>Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:26:33 0600 >From: Judy Roitman <roitman@math.ukans.edu> >Subject: Re: [MATHEDU] Writing Requirement >XSender: roitman@mail.math.ukans.edu >To: "Sandra Z. Keith" <keith@STCLOUDSTATE.EDU> >Originalrecipient: rfc822;keith@stcloudstate.edu > >I have had great success asking students in my first semester geometry >course for teachers to read a couple of chapters of a state of the art high >school text (Connected Geometry, absolutely gorgeous) and write about it in >their own words. I have them do this as group projects. > >The secret is to pick relatively low level material. Some sources: >Mathematics Intelligencer; College Math Journal; other texts, or even your >own text with optional material. > >(I'm having trouble sending this to the NExT list. If you think it's >helpful, could you send it on? Thanks.) > > > > >Judy Roitman  "Whoppers Whoppers Whoppers! >Math, University of Kansas  memory fails >Lawrence, KS 66045  these are the days." >7858644630  >fax: 7858645255  Larry Eigner, 19271996 > >Note new area code > >http://www.math.ukans.edu/~roitman/ > > > >
============== Sandra Z. Keith Mathematics St. Cloud State, St. Cloud, MN 56301 http://stcloudstate.edu/~keith/ "Mathematical Musings": student math website http://stcloudstate.edu/~musings/
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