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Topic: Re: Harvard Calc and "feel good"
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MikeShelly@aol.com

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Re: Harvard Calc and "feel good"
Posted: Jun 1, 1997 10:25 AM
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Wayne,

I agree with your comment that much written in this discussion is based on
conviction rather than solid research.

Let's agree that the results of this experiment with "reform" are not yet in,
that it is appropriate for two camps exist--both basing comments on
conviction rather than research, and move on to issues that are germaine to
the performance of our students on the AP Calculus exams.

I teach in a reform high school program, and I am more than willing to hold
my comments until solid evidence is available from students who have
completed a full reform high school (and perhaps, middle school as well) and
then gone on to university studies. I believe that it is too soon to make the
comparisons that I'm seeing here.

Mike Shelly

Michael Shelly, Ed.D.
Mathematics Department Chair
Andover High School
Bloomfield Hills MI




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