
Re: rant about maths teaching
Posted:
Dec 5, 2010 1:38 AM


In article <20101204185305.P51343@agora.rdrop.com>, William Elliot <marsh@rdrop.remove.com> wrote:
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> 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)

