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Topic: Why?
Replies: 52   Last Post: Oct 30, 2012 9:38 PM

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 Robert Hansen Posts: 11,345 From: Florida Registered: 6/22/09
Re: Why?
Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:23 PM
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On Oct 30, 2012, at 11:59 AM, Louis Talman <talmanl@gmail.com> wrote:

> Clyde is right. And it's completely irrelevant that children don't understand the significance of replacing numbers with symbols for arbitrary numbers. (Nor did I claim that they do.) What matters is that they do it. And, perhaps even more important, they do it naturally.

Look at me, I am replacing numbers with letters, naturally, for no other reason but to replace numbers with letters, naturally. That is exactly what it will look like if you teach it to students before they are ready to appreciate it. Silly.

I hate to pick on you like this, but the stuff you are throwing at me recently, doesn't add up. Have you ever taught a student that took to mathematics?

By the way, Clyde means VECTORS...

http://arapaho.nsuok.edu/~okar-maa/news/okarproceedings/OKAR-2005/clgreeno-part1.html
http://arapaho.nsuok.edu/~okar-maa/news/okarproceedings/OKAR-2006/greeno.htm

After you read Clyde's vector algebraic theory of toddler arithmetic, then maybe the straightforward approach, 1+1=2, 1+2=3, ... don't look so bad, huh.

Bob Hansen

Date Subject Author
10/23/12 Robert Hansen
10/23/12 Haim
10/23/12 Clyde Greeno
10/23/12 Dave L. Renfro
10/23/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12 Robert Hansen
10/23/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/24/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/25/12 Robert Hansen
10/25/12 Louis Talman
10/26/12 Wayne Bishop
10/25/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 kirby urner
10/27/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 kirby urner
10/25/12 Robert Hansen
10/25/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12 Jonathan J. Crabtree
10/25/12 Robert Hansen
10/24/12 GS Chandy
10/26/12 Wayne Bishop
10/26/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 Robert Hansen
10/27/12 kirby urner
10/28/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/28/12 Robert Hansen
10/28/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12 Wayne Bishop
10/29/12 Joe Niederberger
10/29/12 Joe Niederberger
10/29/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Paul A. Tanner III
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Robert Hansen
10/30/12 Louis Talman
10/30/12 Clyde Greeno @ MALEI
10/30/12 kirby urner