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Ladnor Geissinger

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principled math
Posted: Sep 2, 1997 2:00 PM
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I was delighted to read Bob Hazen's message about principled math and the
need among teachers (and may I add parents and administrators) to have
clearly stated general unifying ideas (principles) that connect math
across grades and topics. I had thought for a long time that something
like this was needed -- that is why some months ago I asked members of
the AMTE list to suggest their candidates for the 'one or two math books
that every teacher should be required to digest'. Unfortunately this
request generated very few candidates: I suggested Morris Klein's Math
for Non-Mathematicians, others suggested Campbell's Whole Craft of Number
(OP), and a book by Coughlin & Zitarelli. Now that we have before us
Hazen's more detailed description, I hope that others will suggest a few
more books that contain at least some of what Bob and I are looking for.
Maybe A.N.Whitehead's Intro to Maths?

Ladnor Geissinger
Math Prof at UNC Chapel Hill & Math Chair at IAT
email: ladnor.iat@mhs.unc.edu
or ladnor_geissinger@unc.edu
phone: 919-405-1925
address: Institute for Academic Technology
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IAT phone: 919-560-5031
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