On Jun 16, 2014, at 2:31 AM, GS Chandy <email@example.com> wrote:
> That is no doubt why most US students 'fear and loathe mathematics' by the time they graduate from high school!
I doubt that the reason students fear and loathe math has anything to do with those of us here who find teaching math coherent and easy. Other than the fact that many will dislike math (or any particular subject) anyways as a matter of taste and free will, the rest of them, the part that can be fixed, is much more an issue of culture than pedagogy.
> During all your no doubt very profound investigations, you have alas failed to realise that human beings are blessed (or cursed) with the power of (human) thinking and rationality, which is a characteristic that has been scientifically proven to be pretty dynamic, fluid, able to change itself according to the circumstance.
I (actually most of us here) know that in general, people are not dynamic, fluid or able to change. In fact, isn?t that the very reason they created this *science* you speak of in the first place? You understand the notion I just put forth, right? That if people were actually naturally dynamic and fluid, we wouldn?t need *science* to make the point. It would be common knowledge. This is related to my point earlier about how politics ruined education and the science of education. It favors theories that are not supported by reality.