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Topic: Learning and Mathematics: Papert, mathetics (repost)
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Pat Ballew

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Re: Learning and Mathematics: Papert,...
Posted: Nov 16, 1995 3:35 PM
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> From daemon Thu Nov 16 20:31:44 1995
> Date: Thu, 16 Nov 95 20:31:32 JST
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>
> Andi Hall and others have reccommended independent projects to promote
> various mathematical benefits for their students....I was just wondering if
> people are not confusing the benefits that acquire from self-initiated
> searches for personal satisfaction with benefits that might be gained by
> directed (even if the direction is only that the teacher decides when it
> starts, or stops, or what the grade is) . Like many people of my generation
> who went on to develop a love of mathematics, I grew up on Martin Gardner's
> column in Scientific American.... There was no credit, no direction (other
> than the magazine, the bibliographies in the back) and in most cases, no one
> other than ourselves knew when we found some measure of success in a search.
> Maybe it is more important for teachers to try and present
> interesting problems outside of the basic course content (we used to call it
> enrichment material) for no grade. I have found that when I get a student
> to start trying to do problems on their own, listen and encourage and
> refocus when they seem to lose the way, and eventually introduce them to a
> source of additional problems, they are hooked... soon they are bringing you
> the problems THEY have solved. And with the problems forum its so easy, you
> just walk in one day and announce...."Wow, saw a great problem on the
> internet today...... and post it on the wall"
> It's not magic, I get two or three a year hooked, and they get two or
> three, and they get..........
> Hakke Yoi!
> Pat Ballew
> Edgren HS
> Misawa, Japan
> ballewp@emh.misawa.af.mil
>







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11/3/95
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