Date: Jun 11, 2013 11:29 AM
Author: Jaime Carvalho e Silva
Subject: Fwd: Another view on the Moore method



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> From: "R. M. Panoff, Ph.D." <rpanoff@shodor.org>
> Subject: Re: Another view on the Moore method
> Date: June 11, 2013 3:07:50 PM GMT+01:00
> To: "Jaime Carvalho e Silva" <jaimecs@MAT.UC.PT>
> Reply-To: rpanoff@shodor.org
>
> From Dr. Holly Hirst, Professor of Mathematics and Assoc Dead of Graduate
> Studies, Appalachian State University (North Carolina, USA), also a Shodor
> board member:
>
> It has also been documented as intimidating to women and minority students
> (especially when Moore himself used the method). Using this with PhD
> students who have already a firm footing in basic math is one thing (and
> one could argue helps develop the skills needed to be a mathematics
> researcher), but many try it -- often with dismal results -- in lower
> level courses. Is it any wonder that many students are turned off from
> math? I believe frustration/mistakes/risk taking is useful for learning,
> but too much just turns good students away. (Guess you know my opinion
> now!)
>
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