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Topic: Fractals
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Tad Watanabe

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Re: Fractals
Posted: May 4, 1995 2:20 PM
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Another request for clarification. What do you mean by "basic cluture."
And, how do you know the "best" way is by solving word problems?

I also don't understand what you meant by "promotional goals." Who are
you talking about? I really don't see anything wrong with students
exploring interesting (for them) mathematics. That seems to be, at
least, as good as solving a collection of word problems.

Tad Watanabe
Towson State University
Towson, Maryland

On Thu, 4 May 1995, Andrei TOOM wrote:
> I think that all this talk about fractals in middle school
> serves promotional goals at the expence of best interests
> of students. Look: we study fractals! Why not quantum mechanics ?
> What students really need is basic culture, which is best
> developed by solving word problems.
> Andrei

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