> I've come to the conclusion that students >will best be prepared for a lifetime of math if they learn in a well >structured curriculum accumulating a reservior of concepts and algorithms >they can bring to bear on problems. And as a part of that curriculum, we >should practice exactly that on problems sometimes provided by materials >representing the strands of the Calif. framework and the NCTM standards. Only >problem I have is that I don't think working from the specific problem to the >general skill works as well.
On your last sentence, Dan.....I have to agree 100%
Harvey Becker Woodside High School Woodside California