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Re: Chapter 4Everybody Counts
Posted:
Mar 22, 1995 1:57 PM


These are just offthecuff comments, class starts soon so I'm in a hurry and am not thinking too deeply.
>1. What happens to children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for >mathematics as they become socialized by school and society? Why?
They become too pressured to "make the grade." Pushy parents. > >2. Comment on the following statement: "Teachers teach only what is >in the textbook and students learn only what will be on the test."
It's easy and as long as teachers are treated as assemblyline employees and not professionals they will take the easy way out.
>3. What should be the principal goal of elementary school mathematics?
Enjoying learning.
> What should be the principal goal of secondary school mathematics?
Enjoying learning while preparing for the future (college or work).
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