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Topic: Math Ed.
Replies: 10   Last Post: Dec 9, 1995 4:04 PM

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Michael j. South

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Math Ed.
Posted: Dec 5, 1995 1:08 PM
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At 4:09 PM 12/4/95, Flanagan-Hyde wrote:

>The oft-asked question "When are we going to need this?" is only a
>testimony to the degree to which our mathematics curriculum is divorced
>from its roots. I see one dimension of the standards as an attempt to
>reintegrate this important root.

We should remember, also, that its roots include human curiosity about the
world, love of pattern and symmetry, and just plain fun as well as "real
world applications."

Michael South
Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
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