Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.



Re: Time for Moderation
Posted:
Aug 2, 2000 8:39 PM


 Original Message  Wayne Bishop <wbishop@calstatela.edu> Wrote on Wed, 02 Aug 2000 16:15:55 0700  At 01:34 PM 8/2/00 0700, Rebecca <rebrob@pacbell.net> wrote: > >I'm sure it's pure coincidence that they are i. all mathematics professors, ii. have no K12 teaching experience, iii. are all affiliated with Mathematically Correct ...
Very clever Wayne, but you left out
iv. all signed the letter/ad opposing the Department of Education's exemplary math programs.
and
v. most played some other role in writing or reviewing California's math standards, framework , augmented test or approving providers of professional development.
For i., that is exactly the intent of the SBE, to confirm upfront that the gradelevel content standards and mathematical coherence are met by utilizing the services of professional mathematicians.
Basically correct, but they could be PhDs who are "professional math educators" and there are none. The point is that there would be more perceived fairness if they weren't of the same mind (identified with i  v).
Although irrelevant, statement ii. is flatly false.
Fine, please tell us more about their K12 experience. The fact they are also "professional mathematicians" would seem to contradict that they have substantial K12 experience.
And since there are no dues and no official membership list, will you please explain what "affiliated" means? I am pleased that some of my writings are posted at the MC website but others of the list have nothing posted, have never been to an MC gettogether, etc. Is accessing the website sufficient? There might be people on the list who fail even at that so please explain.
Gladly. Since very few (maybe five) identify themselves as a founder, cofounder or member of Mathematically Correct on their Web site, the next closest thing are those people who have posted a document or signed any or all Mathematically Correct letters or petitions posted on their Web site. Maybe affiliated is the wrong word but it's not far off. Associated with MC? Supporters of MC?
....you should be able to get a good feel for what will eventually be approved by the state and offer input to correct oversights as you see them.
Good, but I've been to more statewide meetings than you could imagine, and I've seen the political poison firsthand. If Andy Isaacs can't do it in person for Everyday Math because of , I think your claim rings hollow. If anyone needs a refresher course go to http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/amte/frelwhumnerm/v03110700b552cb04141c@[128.135.64.11
 Sent using MailStart.com ( http://MailStart.Com/welcome.html ) The FREE way to access your mailbox via any web browser, anywhere!



