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Kirby Urner

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Re: AMS President on early mathematics, especially Investigations
and Everyday Math

Posted: May 23, 2009 11:55 PM
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> Kirby, can you direct me to any of your posts that
> explain what of the current "calculus mountain"
> curriculum you would discard in favor of Fuller and
> SQL and whatever? I can't picture what this would
> look like.
>
> Thanks - Richard


That's a huge topic with me, don't think there's any one
of the 10,000 posts on the plan that completely says
how *I* would do it, plus others will do it differently.
Right now, we're too busy making it happen to put down
our tools and explain to the tourists, but stay tuned and
all will become clear.

If you really wanna to hear some of my polemics against
Calculus Mountain in a conference setting, like at NCTM
but different, then I recommend my performance on Showmedo
from last year's Pycon (2008) in Chicago. There's also
video from my longer presentation this year (on Blip.tv),
but much of our thinking only goes to paying customers
whom we're sure have a real interest in carrying the
torch forward.

http://showmedo.com/videotutorials/video?name=1010050&fromSeriesID=101

Dunno how many hundreds have read this one, kind of old
by now: http://www.4dsolutions.net/ocn/overview.html

Probably the most relevant thing to take away from this
thread is we have a lot of smart people in the loop,
including in your duly elected civilian government (with
military advising sometimes). We're hoping to unveil a
lot of goodies, help get people more motivated to self
school some more, as a lot of the best jobs are still
ahead of us. I'm only managing a small piece of the show,
but from my angle it appears we're going gangbusters.

Kirby



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