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Wayne Bishop

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Re: Why?
Posted: Oct 26, 2012 12:40 AM
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I have no objection to using expressions of this type even in second
and third grade; the Russian 2nd grade has it. I overwhelmingly
object to it being called "algebra" however. Lots of that stuff all
along the way is reasonable -indeed useful - as algebra readiness but
don't call it algebra. My favorite, although I've never seen it in
print, only spoken by highly respected 5th grade teacher (then
serving her district as its math specialist) before a state
mathematics committee, "We do calculus in 5th grade."

Wayne

At 03:51 AM 10/23/2012, Robert Hansen wrote:
>Why is the attached page in a 4th grade math text?
>
>Teaching algebra in 4th grade IS NOT the path to algebra.
>
>Teaching arithmetic in 4th grade IS the path to algebra.
>
>Bob Hansen



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10/27/12
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10/27/12
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10/25/12
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10/23/12
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Jonathan Crabtree
10/25/12
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10/24/12
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10/26/12
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Wayne Bishop
10/26/12
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10/27/12
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10/27/12
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10/28/12
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10/27/12
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Wayne Bishop
10/29/12
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10/29/12
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10/29/12
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10/30/12
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