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Topic: Why do so many of us hate math?
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Joe Niederberger

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Re: Why do so many of us hate math?
Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:21 PM
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> Kirby says:
> >Lets define two modes of learning: recall and recog (short for
> recognition).

Joe N says:
> As you described (defined) these, they also sounded a lot like performance
> versus appreciation to me. Appreciation, for many people means more than
> just the superficial, but coming to understand more deeply what makes stuff
> work. Connecting the dots as you say.


Kirby:
>I think that's a good analogy.


I was reminded, while musing about this, of a book I probably first saw when in came out in 1963 (I was 7, 3rd grade.)
http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-science-library-David-Bergamini/dp/B0007G5WYG

Note the customer reviews! I would have to agree with all of them. I don't have a copy now but I bet it would still be a great companion to a child of the right age. It, along with many other things, helped convince me that math was a good thing to learn about.

Cheers,
Joe N

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