In your latest post you made this comment in reply to Tad's statement. > >> But that is not what you wrote. You said that Prof. Jacobs >> is agains relating mathematics as an abstract science. > >Because this is what she wrote. She might mean something different, >but I am tired of educators who cannot write what they mean.
I would like you to qoute to me where I said that I am against relating to mathematics as an abstract science. I do not mean your interpretation of what I said. I mean my words. Why is it that Tad and others understood that I was talking about what students think. I am tired of your misconstruing what people say. You use your interpretation of their words and then insult them.
I also find it interesting that you have not commented on my last two posts. They specifically address how one can, and I do, have students relate to mathematics abstractly. Also, My "image" (your word) of students is based on many years of interaction with them and the stories of classroom teachers. It is not how I desire them to be and I work very hard at getting them to expand their view of mathematics.
======================= CEEMaST ================== Judith E. Jacobs, Director Center for Education and Equity in Mathematics, Science, and Technology California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 3801 West Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768 phone: 909-869-3473 fax: 909-869-4616 email: email@example.com