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Topic: regarding infinity
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Re: regarding infinity
Posted: Apr 20, 1995 10:30 PM
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On Wed, 19 Apr 1995, W Gary Martin wrote:

> Uhhh.... Having done some research with adults and with 15 year-olds on
> concepts of infinity, I hope folks are recognizing that these are very
> non-trivial ideas. For example, about two different lengths of segments


Amen to all of that. I agree that 5th grade is not the place to be talking
much about infinity. as i had said, i've worked with these kids for many
years, and have touched on the subject of infinity only rarely. yet there
are many topics that will excite them and get them thinking mathematically.

elliott bird

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