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Topic: Applied Math
Replies: 2   Last Post: May 25, 1995 2:32 AM

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Michael Paul Goldenberg

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From: Ann Arbor, MI
Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Applied Math
Posted: May 25, 1995 2:32 AM
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On Wed, 24 May 1995 DanH150093@aol.com wrote:

> We've been running a pilot of sorts the past year with the Applied Math
> series from CORD. Another teacher has been doing it, and he says it's going
> OK. He does complain, however, that the kids don't have the basics to deal
> with it. My school is a pretty typical inner city LA school.
>
> Therefore, next year we'll make it a three year course with students having
> to take a basic math course using the Saxon Algebra 1/2 books before they get
> into the CORE materials.
>
> Ooops! I guess I mentionned a bad word... the "S" word. Books do work real
> well, the kids actually learn and remember the stuff.
> Applied Math is good in that it really addresses the school-to- work issue
> head on, without all the fuzzy and PC stuff we're seeing in some of the newer
> texts.
>
> BTW, has anyone read "Class Action"? It's sets out a real blueprint on how we
> can actually implement meaningful standards and institute both student and
> teacher accountability, something which is totally lacking in American
> education.
>
> Seems to me the NCTM standards don't have much to do with real standards.
> Every standard I've ever heard of means real objective criteria judged by
> standardized forms of assessment. And usually that means tests with real
> content that can be studied for. All I hear about lately is nonsense about
> portfolios which only show that a student once knew something some time ago.
>
> So there :)
>
> Dan Hart
> San Fernando H.S.
> LAUSD
>

Well, I wouldn't want Dan to think I'm asleep at the wheel. Clearly,
everything he said is wrong. ;-). In fact, it's intuitively obvious that
everything he said is wrong. The proof is left as an exercise for the
student.

How are things in California, Dan?

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Michael Paul Goldenberg
University of Michigan 310 E. Cross St.
4001 School of Education Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 (313) 482-9585
(313) 747-2244 email: mikegold@umich.edu

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