Kirby Urner posted Sep 27, 2011 8:50 AM: > On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Haim > <email@example.com> wrote: > > << snip >> > > > Kirby, I mean no disrespect, but whatever value > there > > may be to your "digital math", it cannot substitute > for > > the calculus which is rightly viewed as one of the > great > > achievements of Western Civilization. > > > > Many of your concerns seem somewhat tangential to > mine, or shall we <SNIP> > > I have not met Uhl personally. I do know more of > Scott Gray's story, plus he's blogged about it here: > > http://www.makemath.com/community.html > > Basically: what was passing for "knowing calculus" > in the USA didn't > cut it in Russia, and this was apparently (by his > analysis) because > the requirement for oral exams elicited a different > quality of > comprehension in students. > Thanks, Kirby, for that reference to Scott Gray's work and the origins of Make Math.
I have not studied Scott Gray's work in detail and I do not yet know enough about "Make Math" to comment authoritatively in any way, but I do believe anyone who cares to read that blog would learn enough to put Wayne Bishop's dismissive comment (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7577559&tstart=0) where it belongs - in the rubbish bin.
GSC Let's get some shovels ready (for those things that really deserve shovels to bury them)!