Date: Nov 21, 1995 12:19 PM
Author: Lutemann@aol.com
Subject: Re: real world nonsense
In a message dated 95-11-20 21:31:21 EST, mikegold@umich.edu (michael

goldenberg) writes:

>>This is true. Students can be turned on by interesting problems, but

>>virtually none care if the problem has real world applications. To a 16

>year

>>old, the real world is getting a date, not defective light bulbs.

>>

>>Kent

>

>So what would you conclude from this observation, Kent? Ignore student

>interests, or take advantage of it to construct problems that take their

>interests into account without sacrificing mathematical depth and meaning?

>

>

Mike, you should read what I wrote. I think that you should give students

problems that are at an advantageous level of difficulty. The real world

aspect is irrelevant.

Kent