Date: Oct 17, 2012 8:40 PM
Author: Greg Goodknight
Subject: Re: Jo Boaler reveals attacks by Milgram and Bishop
On 10/17/2012 05:30 PM, Robert Hansen wrote:
> On Oct 17, 2012, at 7:04 PM, Greg Goodknight <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
>> The straw man in that argument is that the Milgrams and Bishops of
>> the world do not disagree with that. "[S]imply practicing procedures"
>> is the usual caricature made of those who demand practice to some
>> semblance of automaticity to be a key part of math education by those
>> who want to get rid of it.
> That isn't a strawman, that is a fib. Technically, a half fib, or half
> truth, whichever way you look at it.
It isn't a fib if they believe it, and I suspect they do.
> So Wayne, have you stopped teaching your students rote procedure yet?:)
> Bob Hansen