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Topic: Conflation
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Robert Hansen

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Re: Conflation
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 12:44 PM
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On Mar 17, 2014, at 6:25 AM, Richard Strausz <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote:

> Bob, I thought of you when I saw this web site.
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> http://talkingmathwithkids.com/
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> Enjoy - Richard


Yeah, I do a lot of that. Also, when my son is getting off track, I (deliberately) lead him into a contradiction, which causes him to think about where he went wrong. I used to annoy my teachers because that was also my most favorite form of proof, by contradiction. It is also something I employ a lot here on math teach. It seems to be contra the thinking of most people. They seem (overly) used to A, then B, then C.

Bob Hansen



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