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Topic: Fractals
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Re: Fractals
Posted: May 5, 1995 11:28 AM
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>Dear Janet, I am happy that you are such an enthusiastic teacher.
>But I have a question: can you send us a test or a quize
>or something like that to show what your students can
>do, which problems they can solve in result of these studies ?
>Andrei Toom

Andrei, as mathematicians what we do cannot be captured by test and quiz
items. Why should kids be held to a lesser standard?

There is a danger of trivialization -- kids making pretty pictures without
thinking. But there is also the opportunity for more rigorous and
interesting thinking.

Judy Roitman, Mathematics Department
Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66049

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