> With all due respect, I disagree. This is not to say > that there are > not, here and there, faculty willing to look at their > students and > look at mathematics and try to get the former to like > the latter. > > But should you be one of these few, and assuming that > you have tenure > and belong to a strong union and that your school > will let you be > "different"---a very big if, what text are you going > to use? There > is. by now, literally nothing left that you could > use: it's all > Pearson books. (If you know of anything, please let > me know so that I > can stop my own writing.) > > Mournful regards > --schremmer
I am fortunate to have tenure, a strong union, and the opportunity to try a new type of course so yes, that does help quite a bit. You are correct that there isn't a book for this type of course since most texts are for traditional algebra courses. I didn't want to cut and paste something together. I wanted a text with the approach we were trying to embody start to finish. So we're writing the materials ourselves. Similarly, there are other faculty in the U.S. who have done and are doing the same to accomplish their pilot projects. For these reasons, I am hopeful. But then again, I always am.