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Topic: rant about maths teaching
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Paul Sperry

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Re: rant about maths teaching
Posted: Dec 5, 2010 1:38 AM
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In article <20101204185305.P51343@agora.rdrop.com>, William Elliot
<marsh@rdrop.remove.com> wrote:

[...]

> Modern teachers don't learn mathematics. Instead they take teaching and
> at best, teaching math classes.


Well, that's conventional wisdom among those who don't know what they
are writing about. It is simply not true. Typically a student intending
to be certified to teach High School math is essentially a math major.
The only difference is in the handful of elective courses which,
instead of being math, are education classes.

[...]

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Paul Sperry
Columbia, SC (USA)



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