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Topic: More thoughts from the nctm-l police
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Karen Dee Michalowicz

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Re: More thoughts from the nctm-l police
Posted: Feb 23, 1995 7:03 PM
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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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