
Re: Fractals
Posted:
May 5, 1995 11:28 AM


>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 roitman@math.ukans.edu =====================================

