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Topic: Chapter Two--Everybody Counts
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Andre TOOM

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Re: Chapter Two--Everybody Counts
Posted: Mar 14, 1995 5:01 PM
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On Wed, 8 Mar 1995, Ronald A Ward wrote:

> 1. Why are only "non-Asian minorities" underrepresented in fields
> requiring substantial mathematics? Can you explain the unusual
> connection between mathematics and cultural or family values and
> traditions? Why is the effect of underrepresentation of minorities in
> mathematics magnified so much in the long term?

Why unusual ? Not only mathematics, any cultural activity is
connected with family traditions. In some other areas this is
still more noticeable, e.g. circus, banking.

> 3. Do you believe the author's statement that "Demand for mathematics
> teachers at all levels will exceed the supply of qualified persons
> throughout the next decade"?

It depends on what is meant by `demand'. If it means `need',
then the excess of need over supply is enormous and always was.

Andrei Toom

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