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Bob
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Re: Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education
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Jun 29, 2009 10:08 PM


Calculus is an interesting historical topic.
 Original Message  From: "Bob Hazen" <robertjhazen@verizon.net> To: <nyscollmath@mathforum.org> Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 9:53 PM Subject: Re: Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education
> Jim, > > I don't know what kind of mind changer it might be. But it IS an > interesting proposition. Similar to a proposal I heard at a science > conference about not continuing to think of Physics as the ultimate goal, > but rather (in this day and age) to consider Biology as the top level goal > in science. > > But IF we consider placing probability and statistics at the top of the > heap, where does Calculus actually fit? But maybe the question isn't about > hierarchy but rather about integration and application. > > Bob Hazen > >  Original Message  > From: "James Parks" <parksjm@potsdam.edu> > To: <nyscollmath@mathforum.org> > Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 7:56 PM > Subject: Re: Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education > > >> Bob, >> Interesting, we have been wrestling with the "calculus problem" for >> years, >> but with no success. >> Maybe this will be a mind changer? >> JP >> >> >> >>> Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in >>> real >>> life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He >>> offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the >>> digital age. >>> >>> got 3 minutes to spare? Watch... >>> >>> http://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_s_formula_for_changing_math_education.html >>> >>> And feel free to share your thoughts about his proposition on this >>> discussion forum. >>> >>> Bob Hazen >>> AMTNYS Web Editor >> >> >> Dr. James M. Parks >> Prof. Emeritus of Math. >> SUNYPotsdam >> Potsdam, NY 13676 >> http://www2.potsdam.edu/parksjm/parksjm.html >> >> Check out the *NEW* online Puzzle source  MATH MINUTE: >> http://www2.potsdam.edu/parksjm/MM1.1.htm >> >> > > >



