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Topic: 5th Grade Activity
Replies: 15   Last Post: Apr 25, 1995 5:26 PM

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Janet V Smith

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Re: where's the math? so? (was Re: 5th Grade Activity)
Posted: Apr 19, 1995 7:56 PM
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Cathy, I found your post very interesting, and quite stimulating. I am
not at all sure I have the answer, but I have a couple gut level reactions.
One, I do not think our students manipilate objects in space enough to
develop spatial reasoning, flexagons does increase interest in this area.
Second, I think we need to really look at what is important to teach. Is
the algebra, geometry, algebra route really appropriate today? When will
our students learn all the new math that has evolved since world war II?
I think their future will require a lot more discrete math, and a lot
less of the traditional curriculum. As fast as technology is changing, we
need to quit teaching studetns for our future and start addressing
theirs. I realize your question was not delving this deep, but it did
stimulate me to think, thank you

Janet Smith

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