On Jul 1, 2007, at 11:09 PM, Greg Goodknight wrote:
> > > Is there any chance you don't already know what Wayne would would > present as the common algorithm if he had any interest of playing > the game? Is there any chance you're trying to discuss math ed, or > just trying to score points to impress your audience of one? Give > it a rest.
Greggie, you don't dictate terms here. I'm asking a legitimate, unloaded pair of questions. Wayne raised the issue, I asked, he's silent, and first Ed and now you rush to his "defense." Ed claims Wayne has no interest in issues of pedagogy, though there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. And in any case, it really is curious why a mathematician would not want to take the chance to explain his thinking about mathematics. But it seems as if for some bizarre reason, you and Ed are terrified that Wayne might just explain his own thinking. Of course I've already found algorithms that may be like or identical to his. But I don't know, and I'd appreciate seeing what he was talking about. My alternative has already been put here for you, Wayne, or Ed to pick apart. You've ignored it, which could mean lots of things. But I did put it out there. I suspect your silence means you didn't find an error or some glaring opportunity to mock it. But perhaps you ignored it. It's not complicated, so I wouldn't suggest you didn't understand it if you bothered to look. But the obvious question from the perspective of teaching and teacher education would be: if you were going to investigate this with either students or future or current teachers, would there be any reasons to do so and what would they be?
My audience is my concern, not yours, of course. > > -Greg > > PS Mike, you have made it clear you're not even sure how you got > the MS degree.
Is that what I "made clear," Greggie? Perhaps to you. But here is a clear case of rather unhealthy curiosity on your part. You're looking to prove you're right, that I can't possibly have an MS from University of Michigan, and yet I do. How or why is none of your business. If you can prove I'm lying, go to it, and then I'll photo the diploma and post it here and you can print it and stick it up your bum.
> Perhaps if you'd share just what courses you took at Umich to earn > an MS in Math Ed.