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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>. The abstract reads:

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ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the "Moore Method" at < http://bit.ly/LElQzB> by direct instructionist Wayne Bishop (2013a) at < 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> and part 2 at < http://bit.ly/17pBWdu>.

2. Educational Achievement Foundation's (2006) "A Quick-Start Guide to the Moore Method" at < http://bit.ly/ZvQZly>

3. Paul Halmos in "The Problem of Learning to Teach" (Halmos, Moise, & Piranian, 1975) at < http://bit.ly/12BgyOP>.

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

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

8. "Discovery Learning Project" at the University of Texas (2013) at < http://bit.ly/12FqZEW>.

9. Lucille S. Whyburn (1970) "Student oriented teaching-The Moore Method" at < http://bit.ly/YNS5X4>.

10. David Zitarelli (2004) in "The origin and early impact of the Moore Method" at < http://bit.ly/149JYIJ>.

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To access the complete 54 kB post please click on < 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> 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> 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> 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> by direct instructionist Wayne Bishop at < http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>, '. . . . . . . . . . . . . I should have written: 'ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the "Moore Method" < http://bit.ly/LElQzB> by direct instructionist Wayne Bishop at < 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> to Bishop's post (evidently caused by malfunction of the Math-Teach archives) with the hot-link < 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> 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

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"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>. 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>.

Hake, R.R. 2013a. "R.L. Moore - Pioneer of Math Education Reform," online on the OPEN Net-Gold archives at < 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> 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>. 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>. 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>. 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> 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>, 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).