According to Annie Fetter: > > Okay, just kidding, but I have received a number of private messages after > my posting yesterday about being more "on task", as it were. So here's a > better idea of where I'm coming from. > > In a previous life, nctm-l became a list where people talked about all > manner of k12 math ed stuff. This was good, for most of the folks. One of > the big reasons that I would like to return it to its supposed focus (yes, > it was started with a Standards-oriented mission - I can send you the > original announcement if it's important to you) is that general k12 math ed > stuff already gets talked about other places, most notably the newsgroup > k12.ed.math (nice group name, eh?).
Annie, I find this NCTM-l much different than the k12ed. group. For one, I believe that the people who subscribe to this list have a greater expertise than many that post on the k12ed math group. I am impressed with the quality of comments. I don't find this so on the k12ed math.
We may be discussing similar topics that appear on the k12. However, I believe that you will not find the same type discussion. For example, several years ago I had a discussion going back in forth with a young many who had never read the standards, nor appeared that he ever would. It was like talking to a brick wall. This doesn't occur on the NCTM-l. We obviously have differences in opinion. However, we are familiar with the standards and dedicated to teaching. And, it appears that all who are active on this list are informed. I appreciate the opportunity to read such postings.
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