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Topic: Re: where's the math? so? (was Re: 5th Grade Activity)
Replies: 2   Last Post: Apr 20, 1995 1:27 PM

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Lawrence C. Lacher

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Re: Ted's message
Posted: Apr 20, 1995 10:27 AM
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On Thu, 20 Apr 1995, Ted Alper wrote>
> Clearly one wants to give students a sense of modern applications.
> But the essential core of mathematics is actually pretty ancient.
> (That doesn't need to be so horrible, does it? Isn't there a thrill
> in being part of an ancient tradition, imparting the distilled wisdom
> of generations long past to the next generation? Is there no romance
> at all in seeing a child wrestle with a concept the Greeks wrestled
> with over two millenia ago?)
> Ted Alper

I agree, and I think that anyone who doesn't see it as such is not only
missing out himself (or herself) but is also doing doing a great disservice
to his (or her) students.


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