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Kirby Urner

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: The Flaw in Discovering Algebra
Posted: Jul 12, 2009 2:26 AM
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Greg:

> Let's be sure you've not accidentally made a
> statement you were not intending. Wayne specifically
> stated that public school children (and I think Wayne
> would include their parents in the decision) should be
> offered the opportunity to be on a track to Algebra 1
> competence by the end of the 8th grade and be ready for
> calculus study as a freshman in college.
>
> This remains the track for science, engineering and
> even mathematics students in 4 year institutions.
> Checking, it does appear that the U of Oregon expects
> physics majors to take calculus as a freshman.
>
> So, Kirby Urner does not believe children (and their
> parents) in public schools should have this choice?
>
> - -Greg


I tried a much longer answer.

To be brief: I'm all for choice and think the analog
math track you describe will continue to be offered,
but not without competition from a stronger digital
math track that some colleges will embrace more than
others. Private industry has its own voice in this
matter and isn't necessarily kowtowing to "California
Standards" where Oregon is concerned.

I've already been very explicit about the two track model
(AM vs. DM) so will not waste your time with yet another
lengthy posting.

If you'd like some more insight into our curriculum
planning, please feel free to visit my blog:
http://mybizmo.blogspot.com/2009/07/dm-hallmarks.html

Kirby


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