
Re: Brainstorming about STEM (was About Functions)
Posted:
Dec 24, 2011 11:00 PM


Mine was not "great" but the environment was great. I am not alone in PhD's in mathematics whose mathematics career began with this. I had no idea what I wanted do (other than get the hell off the farm!) but teaching high school mathematics seemed well within my limited horizon at the time. I liked the geometry course best of all and could not understand why so many students  some of whom are considered to be quite bright  were having so much trouble with it and I really enjoyed helping them understand what seemed so obvious to me.
Wayne
At 10:02 AM 12/24/2011, Joe Niederberger wrote: >By the way Wayne, I agree with you that starting with symbolic >logic, and very formal systems is not a good introduction to >mathematical proving. I had a great teacher of traditional Euclidean >Geometry in 10th grade, and I wish my sons could have had the same. > >Joe N

