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Paul A. Tanner III

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Re: Why?
Posted: Oct 25, 2012 2:17 PM
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On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:02 AM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 24, 2012, at 11:47 AM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I suspect that you will show the same type of hostility to such ideas
> as these that make things so much easier and quicker for so many
> people, the same hostility I have received from so many in terms of
> making it easier and quicker to perform various skills.
>
>
> This is because your critics (including myself) don't view math as a
> collection of rote tricks to be taught "easier and quicker". Their view of
> teaching arithmetic involves a true sense of arithmetic being transferred
> from teacher to student. They view "pretending to teach algebra" as
> superficial and damaging to that sense. They know that without the sense,
> the student will be unable to apply any of it.
>
> You did mention struggling students and grades. I have tutored students in
> algebra before and had to pretend, but these were not students working on
> some math intensive degree. Algebra was a requirement and the last math
> class they would ever take in their life (maybe with a pretend statistics
> class as well). That does change things. By hook or by crook you try to get
> them through the course, so that they can go on with what they are really
> interested in.
>
> Is this what you are talking about?
>


My reply can be found here:

"Easier and quicker methods for algebra - rote tricks? (was Re: Why?)"
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2411516


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10/23/12
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10/26/12
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Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12
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10/27/12
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Robert Hansen
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10/25/12
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Robert Hansen
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Paul A. Tanner III
10/23/12
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10/25/12
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Robert Hansen
10/24/12
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10/26/12
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10/26/12
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Robert Hansen
10/27/12
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10/27/12
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Robert Hansen
10/27/12
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Robert Hansen
10/27/12
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10/28/12
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Robert Hansen
10/28/12
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Paul A. Tanner III
10/27/12
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Wayne Bishop
10/29/12
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Joe Niederberger
10/29/12
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10/29/12
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Robert Hansen
10/30/12
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Louis Talman
10/30/12
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Robert Hansen
10/30/12
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Paul A. Tanner III
10/30/12
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Louis Talman
10/30/12
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Robert Hansen
10/30/12
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Louis Talman
10/30/12
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Robert Hansen
10/30/12
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Louis Talman
10/30/12
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Clyde Greeno @ MALEI
10/30/12
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