Date: Apr 19, 2013 5:07 PM Author: Greg Goodknight Subject: Re: . "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform #2 - To Be Transmitted<br> to American Math Forum & NYC-Hold On 04/18/2013 06:59 PM, Wayne Bishop wrote:

> Phil Daro? I first met him (and on a regular basis) in 1988 and many

> times thereafter either in person or electronically. For Prof. Hake to

> imply his position, and endorsed by Alan Schoenfeld, as some kind of

> middle ground pretty well says it all.

Reading it more carefully, it isn't claiming Daro (an architect of the

constructivist math wave that hobbled a generation in California

beginning in the mid-'90's) was the middle ground, but rather Daro made

a proposal that, to him, seemed a middle ground that could be sold. It

appeared to me they expected it would be advantageous for them in the

long run.

Given Daro is a key figure in the "Common Core" math 'standards', it

does appear past failures have not harmed his career.

-Greg

>

> Wayne

>

> At 04:27 PM 4/18/2013, Richard Hake wrote:

>> Some subscribers to the American Math Forum and NYC Hold might be

>> interested in a recent post "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education

>> Reform #2" [Hake (2013d)] at <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp

>> <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp>>. The abstract reads:

>>

>> *********************************************

>> ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the "Moore Method" at

>> <http://bit.ly/LElQzB <http://bit.ly/LElQzB>> by direct

>> instructionist Wayne Bishop (2013a) at <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH

>> <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH>> (click on the pdf and html attachments) , I

>> excerpt ten commentaries demonstrating that the Moore Method is, in

>> fact, (a) an example of "math education reform," and (b) taught by a

>> "guide on the side." The commentators are:

>>

>> 1. Keith Devlin 1999) in "The Greatest Math Teacher Ever" part 1 at

>> <http://bit.ly/12GYCSR <http://bit.ly/12GYCSR>> and part 2 at

>> <http://bit.ly/17pBWdu <http://bit.ly/17pBWdu>>.

>> 2. Educational Achievement Foundation's (2006) "A Quick-Start Guide

>> to the Moore Method" at <http://bit.ly/ZvQZly <http://bit.ly/ZvQZly>>

>> 3. Paul Halmos in "The Problem of Learning to Teach" (Halmos, Moise,

>> & Piranian, 1975) at <http://bit.ly/12BgyOP <http://bit.ly/12BgyOP>>.

>> 4. F. Burton Jones (1977) in "The Moore method" at

>> <http://bit.ly/17nyIaB <http://bit.ly/17nyIaB>>.

>> 5. Albert C. Lewis (1999) in "Reform and Tradition in Mathematics

>> Education: The Example of R.L. Moore" at <http://bit.ly/YbjUoy

>> <http://bit.ly/YbjUoy>>.

>>

>> 6. G. Edgar Parker (1992) "Getting More from Moore" at

>> <http://bit.ly/YbmaMI <http://bit.ly/YbmaMI>>.

>> 7. The MAA review of "The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-Centered

>> Instruction" [_Coppin_,_Mahavier_,_May_, & G.E. Parker (2009)] at

>> <http://bit.ly/LEdug3 <http://bit.ly/LEdug3>>.

>> 8. "Discovery Learning Project" at the University of Texas (2013) at

>> <http://bit.ly/12FqZEW <http://bit.ly/12FqZEW>>.

>> 9. Lucille S. Whyburn (1970)"Student oriented teaching-The Moore

>> Method" at <http://bit.ly/YNS5X4 <http://bit.ly/YNS5X4>>.

>> 10. David Zitarelli (2004) in "The origin and early impact of the

>> Moore Method" at <http://bit.ly/149JYIJ <http://bit.ly/149JYIJ>>.

>> ************************************************************

>> To access the complete 54 kB post please click on

>> <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp>>.

>> This post is in response to Wayne Bishop's (2013b) deceptive post of

>> 16 Apr 2013 titled "Re: AMERICAN MATH FORUM Fw: R.L. Moore - Pioneer

>> of Math Education Reform."

>>

>> Therein Bishop stated: "I do wish Prof. Hake would demonstrate the

>> intellectual honesty of including, to all of his lists, the original

>> post along with his supposed refutation of it."

>>

>> In turn, I do wish that Prof. Bishop would demonstrate the

>> intellectual honesty of including (along with his supposed refutation

>> of my post "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform" [Hake

>> (2013a)]:

>> (a) the hot-link <http://yhoo.it/132baYU <http://yhoo.it/132baYU>> to

>> the above original post (Hake, 2013a) of 14 Apr 2013 15:57:26-0700 to

>> AERA-L and Net-Gold;

>> (b) the hot-link <http://bit.ly/13kCONm <http://bit.ly/13kCONm>> of

>> 15 Apr 2013 14:38-0700 to my alert (Hake, 2013b) to Math-Teach of

>> (Hake, 2013a);

>>

>> (c) the hot-link <http://bit.ly/174fJAD <http://bit.ly/174fJAD>> to

>> CORRECTION [Hake (2013c)] to my original post (Hake, 2013a,

>> transmitted to Math-Teach (to which Bishop subscribes) on 15 April

>> 19:38-0700 and to EdResMeth (to which Phelps subscribes) on 15 April

>> 19:42-0700, and to other discussion lists at about the same time,

>> i.e., about 5 hours after alerting the Math-Teach, EdResMeth and

>> other lists to the original "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education

>> Reform" (Hake (2013a). The CORRECTION read as follows:

>>

>> "My post 'R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform' begins:

>> 'ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the Moore Method

>> <http://bit.ly/LElQzB <http://bit.ly/LElQzB>> by direct

>> instructionist Wayne Bishop at <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa

>> <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>>, '. . . . . . . . . . . . . I should have

>> written: 'ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the "Moore

>> Method" <http://bit.ly/LElQzB <http://bit.ly/LElQzB>> by direct

>> instructionist Wayne Bishop at <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk

>> <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk>>'. . . . . . . . . . .' Sorry for the error."

>> Note that: (a) the correction was transmitted to Math-Teach on 15 Apr

>> 2013 19:38-0700 so that Bishop should have been aware of it before

>> transmitting his post to American Math Forum & NYC-Hold on 16 Apr

>> 2013 12:36:28-0700; and (b) the correction replaces the dead link

>> <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>> to Bishop's post

>> (evidently caused by malfunction of the Math-Teach archives) with the

>> hot-link <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk>>. [A better

>> link would have been "<http://bit.ly/11f8CTH>, click on the pdf and

>> html attachments."]

>>

>> That a malfunction of the Math-Teach archives was responsible is

>> clear from the fact that the link <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa

>> <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>> worked perfectly on 14 Apr 2013 15:57:26-0700

>> when I posted (Hake, 2013a) to AERA-L and Net-Gold.

>>

>> Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University

>> Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0 <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0>>

>> Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs: <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M

>> <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M>>

>> Academia: <http://bit.ly/a8ixxm <http://bit.ly/a8ixxm>>

>> Blog: <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh>>

>> GooglePlus: <http://bit.ly/KwZ6mE <http://bit.ly/KwZ6mE>>

>> Google Scholar <http://bit.ly/Wz2FP3 <http://bit.ly/Wz2FP3>>

>> Twitter: <http://bit.ly/juvd52 <http://bit.ly/juvd52>>

>> Facebook: <http://on.fb.me/XI7EKm <http://on.fb.me/XI7EKm>>

>>

>> "An exclusive focus on basics leaves students without the

>> understandings that enable them to use effectively. A focus on

>> 'process' without attention to skills deprives students of the tools

>> they need for fluid, competent performance. The extremes are

>> untenable. So, why have so many people taken extreme positions, and

>> why are things as polarized as they are? More important, what might

>> be done about it?. . . . . . . I remain convinced that there is a

>> large middle ground. . . . . . .One way to reclaim the middle ground,

>> suggested by Phil Daro (2007), is to define it clearly-to specify a

>> set of propositions that will call for some degree of compromise from

>> reformers and traditionalists alike. That middle ground would be

>> broadly encompassing, containing propositions that most people would

>> find reasonable (or at least livable). The short-term goal . . .

>> must be to capture the middle ground for the majority. Efforts must

>> be made publicly to identify the extremists for what they are and to

>> marginalize them. The math wars have casualties-our children, who do

>> not receive the kind of robust mathematics education."

>> - Alan Schoenfeld (2004)

>>

>> REFERENCES [URL shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 18

>> April 2013.]

>> Bishop, W. 2013a. "Re: Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?,"

>> online on the OPEN! Math-Teach archives at <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH

>> <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH>>. Post of 06 April, 01:09 AM (the Math Forum

>> fails to specify the time zone). Click on the pdf and html attachments.

>>

>> Bishop, W. 2013b. "Re: AMERICAN MATH FORUM Fw: R.L. Moore - Pioneer

>> of Math Education Reform," 16 Apr 2013 12:36:28-0700, post to

>> American Math Forum & NYC-Hold with cc's to R.R. Hake and Keith Devlin.

>> Daro, P. & Toolkit Team 2007. "Math wars peace treaty," online at

>> <http://bit.ly/11i0IpO <http://bit.ly/11i0IpO>>.

>> Hake, R.R. 2013a. "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform,"

>> online on the OPEN Net-Gold archives at <http://yhoo.it/132baYU

>> <http://yhoo.it/132baYU>>. Post of 14 Apr 2013 15:57:26-0700 to

>> AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post were

>> transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog

>> "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2 <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2>> with

>> a provision for comments.

>> Hake, R.R. 2013b. "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform," my

>> alert to Math-Teach of Hake (2013a), online on the OPEN! Math-Teach

>> archives at <http://bit.ly/13kCONm <http://bit.ly/13kCONm>>. Post of

>> 15 Apr 2013 14:38-0700 = 17:38-0400 [Math Forum, time sloppily

>> specified as "5:38 pm" (no time zone) by the Math Forum].

>> Hake, R.R. 2013c. "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform-

>> CORRECTION," online on the OPEN Math-Teach archives at

>> <http://bit.ly/174fJAD <http://bit.ly/174fJAD>>. Post of 15 Apr 2013

>> 19:38-0700 = 22:38-0400 [Math Forum time, sloppily specified as

>> "10:38 pm"(no time zone) by the Math Forum].

>>

>> Hake, R.R. 2013d. "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform #2,"

>> online on the OPEN Net-Gold archives at <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp

>> <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp>>. Post of 16 Apr 2013 09:57:44-0700 to AERA-L

>> and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post were

>> transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog

>> "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2 <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2>> with

>> a provision for comments.

>> Schoenfeld, A.H. 2004. "The Math Wars," Educational Policy 18(1):

>> 253-286; online as a 78 kB pdf at <http://bit.ly/XK7uJj

>> <http://bit.ly/XK7uJj>>, thanks to David Henderson of Cornell.

>> Schoenfeld prefaces his essay with two quotes: "Let the war rage"

>> (Wayne Bishop) & "Can't we all just get along?" (Rodney King).

>>

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