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. "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform #2  To Be Transmitted to American Math Forum & NYCHold
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Re: . "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform #2  To Be Transmitted to American Math Forum & NYCHold
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Apr 19, 2013 5:07 PM



On 04/18/2013 06:59 PM, Wayne Bishop wrote: > Phil Daro? I first met him (and on a regular basis) in 1988 and many > times thereafter either in person or electronically. For Prof. Hake to > imply his position, and endorsed by Alan Schoenfeld, as some kind of > middle ground pretty well says it all.
Reading it more carefully, it isn't claiming Daro (an architect of the constructivist math wave that hobbled a generation in California beginning in the mid'90's) was the middle ground, but rather Daro made a proposal that, to him, seemed a middle ground that could be sold. It appeared to me they expected it would be advantageous for them in the long run.
Given Daro is a key figure in the "Common Core" math 'standards', it does appear past failures have not harmed his career.
Greg
> > Wayne > > At 04:27 PM 4/18/2013, Richard Hake wrote: >> Some subscribers to the American Math Forum and NYC Hold might be >> interested in a recent post "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education >> Reform #2" [Hake (2013d)] at <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp >> <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp>>. The abstract reads: >> >> ********************************************* >> ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the "Moore Method" at >> <http://bit.ly/LElQzB <http://bit.ly/LElQzB>> by direct >> instructionist Wayne Bishop (2013a) at <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH >> <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH>> (click on the pdf and html attachments) , I >> excerpt ten commentaries demonstrating that the Moore Method is, in >> fact, (a) an example of "math education reform," and (b) taught by a >> "guide on the side." The commentators are: >> >> 1. Keith Devlin 1999) in "The Greatest Math Teacher Ever" part 1 at >> <http://bit.ly/12GYCSR <http://bit.ly/12GYCSR>> and part 2 at >> <http://bit.ly/17pBWdu <http://bit.ly/17pBWdu>>. >> 2. Educational Achievement Foundation's (2006) "A QuickStart Guide >> to the Moore Method" at <http://bit.ly/ZvQZly <http://bit.ly/ZvQZly>> >> 3. Paul Halmos in "The Problem of Learning to Teach" (Halmos, Moise, >> & Piranian, 1975) at <http://bit.ly/12BgyOP <http://bit.ly/12BgyOP>>. >> 4. F. Burton Jones (1977) in "The Moore method" at >> <http://bit.ly/17nyIaB <http://bit.ly/17nyIaB>>. >> 5. Albert C. Lewis (1999) in "Reform and Tradition in Mathematics >> Education: The Example of R.L. Moore" at <http://bit.ly/YbjUoy >> <http://bit.ly/YbjUoy>>. >> >> 6. G. Edgar Parker (1992) "Getting More from Moore" at >> <http://bit.ly/YbmaMI <http://bit.ly/YbmaMI>>. >> 7. The MAA review of "The Moore Method: A Pathway to LearnerCentered >> Instruction" [_Coppin_,_Mahavier_,_May_, & G.E. Parker (2009)] at >> <http://bit.ly/LEdug3 <http://bit.ly/LEdug3>>. >> 8. "Discovery Learning Project" at the University of Texas (2013) at >> <http://bit.ly/12FqZEW <http://bit.ly/12FqZEW>>. >> 9. Lucille S. Whyburn (1970)"Student oriented teachingThe Moore >> Method" at <http://bit.ly/YNS5X4 <http://bit.ly/YNS5X4>>. >> 10. David Zitarelli (2004) in "The origin and early impact of the >> Moore Method" at <http://bit.ly/149JYIJ <http://bit.ly/149JYIJ>>. >> ************************************************************ >> To access the complete 54 kB post please click on >> <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp>>. >> This post is in response to Wayne Bishop's (2013b) deceptive post of >> 16 Apr 2013 titled "Re: AMERICAN MATH FORUM Fw: R.L. Moore  Pioneer >> of Math Education Reform." >> >> Therein Bishop stated: "I do wish Prof. Hake would demonstrate the >> intellectual honesty of including, to all of his lists, the original >> post along with his supposed refutation of it." >> >> In turn, I do wish that Prof. Bishop would demonstrate the >> intellectual honesty of including (along with his supposed refutation >> of my post "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform" [Hake >> (2013a)]: >> (a) the hotlink <http://yhoo.it/132baYU <http://yhoo.it/132baYU>> to >> the above original post (Hake, 2013a) of 14 Apr 2013 15:57:260700 to >> AERAL and NetGold; >> (b) the hotlink <http://bit.ly/13kCONm <http://bit.ly/13kCONm>> of >> 15 Apr 2013 14:380700 to my alert (Hake, 2013b) to MathTeach of >> (Hake, 2013a); >> >> (c) the hotlink <http://bit.ly/174fJAD <http://bit.ly/174fJAD>> to >> CORRECTION [Hake (2013c)] to my original post (Hake, 2013a, >> transmitted to MathTeach (to which Bishop subscribes) on 15 April >> 19:380700 and to EdResMeth (to which Phelps subscribes) on 15 April >> 19:420700, and to other discussion lists at about the same time, >> i.e., about 5 hours after alerting the MathTeach, EdResMeth and >> other lists to the original "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education >> Reform" (Hake (2013a). The CORRECTION read as follows: >> >> "My post 'R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform' begins: >> 'ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the Moore Method >> <http://bit.ly/LElQzB <http://bit.ly/LElQzB>> by direct >> instructionist Wayne Bishop at <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa >> <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>>, '. . . . . . . . . . . . . I should have >> written: 'ABSTRACT: Contrary to the misrepresentation of the "Moore >> Method" <http://bit.ly/LElQzB <http://bit.ly/LElQzB>> by direct >> instructionist Wayne Bishop at <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk >> <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk>>'. . . . . . . . . . .' Sorry for the error." >> Note that: (a) the correction was transmitted to MathTeach on 15 Apr >> 2013 19:380700 so that Bishop should have been aware of it before >> transmitting his post to American Math Forum & NYCHold on 16 Apr >> 2013 12:36:280700; and (b) the correction replaces the dead link >> <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>> to Bishop's post >> (evidently caused by malfunction of the MathTeach archives) with the >> hotlink <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk <http://bit.ly/137Wvvk>>. [A better >> link would have been "<http://bit.ly/11f8CTH>, click on the pdf and >> html attachments."] >> >> That a malfunction of the MathTeach archives was responsible is >> clear from the fact that the link <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa >> <http://bit.ly/qvnOIa>> worked perfectly on 14 Apr 2013 15:57:260700 >> when I posted (Hake, 2013a) to AERAL and NetGold. >> >> Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University >> Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0 <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0>> >> Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs: <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M >> <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M>> >> Academia: <http://bit.ly/a8ixxm <http://bit.ly/a8ixxm>> >> Blog: <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh <http://bit.ly/9yGsXh>> >> GooglePlus: <http://bit.ly/KwZ6mE <http://bit.ly/KwZ6mE>> >> Google Scholar <http://bit.ly/Wz2FP3 <http://bit.ly/Wz2FP3>> >> Twitter: <http://bit.ly/juvd52 <http://bit.ly/juvd52>> >> Facebook: <http://on.fb.me/XI7EKm <http://on.fb.me/XI7EKm>> >> >> "An exclusive focus on basics leaves students without the >> understandings that enable them to use effectively. A focus on >> 'process' without attention to skills deprives students of the tools >> they need for fluid, competent performance. The extremes are >> untenable. So, why have so many people taken extreme positions, and >> why are things as polarized as they are? More important, what might >> be done about it?. . . . . . . I remain convinced that there is a >> large middle ground. . . . . . .One way to reclaim the middle ground, >> suggested by Phil Daro (2007), is to define it clearlyto specify a >> set of propositions that will call for some degree of compromise from >> reformers and traditionalists alike. That middle ground would be >> broadly encompassing, containing propositions that most people would >> find reasonable (or at least livable). The shortterm goal . . . >> must be to capture the middle ground for the majority. Efforts must >> be made publicly to identify the extremists for what they are and to >> marginalize them. The math wars have casualtiesour children, who do >> not receive the kind of robust mathematics education." >>  Alan Schoenfeld (2004) >> >> REFERENCES [URL shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 18 >> April 2013.] >> Bishop, W. 2013a. "Re: Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?," >> online on the OPEN! MathTeach archives at <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH >> <http://bit.ly/11f8CTH>>. Post of 06 April, 01:09 AM (the Math Forum >> fails to specify the time zone). Click on the pdf and html attachments. >> >> Bishop, W. 2013b. "Re: AMERICAN MATH FORUM Fw: R.L. Moore  Pioneer >> of Math Education Reform," 16 Apr 2013 12:36:280700, post to >> American Math Forum & NYCHold with cc's to R.R. Hake and Keith Devlin. >> Daro, P. & Toolkit Team 2007. "Math wars peace treaty," online at >> <http://bit.ly/11i0IpO <http://bit.ly/11i0IpO>>. >> Hake, R.R. 2013a. "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform," >> online on the OPEN NetGold archives at <http://yhoo.it/132baYU >> <http://yhoo.it/132baYU>>. Post of 14 Apr 2013 15:57:260700 to >> AERAL and NetGold. The abstract and link to the complete post were >> transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog >> "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2 <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2>> with >> a provision for comments. >> Hake, R.R. 2013b. "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform," my >> alert to MathTeach of Hake (2013a), online on the OPEN! MathTeach >> archives at <http://bit.ly/13kCONm <http://bit.ly/13kCONm>>. Post of >> 15 Apr 2013 14:380700 = 17:380400 [Math Forum, time sloppily >> specified as "5:38 pm" (no time zone) by the Math Forum]. >> Hake, R.R. 2013c. "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform >> CORRECTION," online on the OPEN MathTeach archives at >> <http://bit.ly/174fJAD <http://bit.ly/174fJAD>>. Post of 15 Apr 2013 >> 19:380700 = 22:380400 [Math Forum time, sloppily specified as >> "10:38 pm"(no time zone) by the Math Forum]. >> >> Hake, R.R. 2013d. "R.L. Moore  Pioneer of Math Education Reform #2," >> online on the OPEN NetGold archives at <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp >> <http://yhoo.it/XPvHhp>>. Post of 16 Apr 2013 09:57:440700 to AERAL >> and NetGold. The abstract and link to the complete post were >> transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog >> "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2 <http://bit.ly/XLLYE2>> with >> a provision for comments. >> Schoenfeld, A.H. 2004. "The Math Wars," Educational Policy 18(1): >> 253286; online as a 78 kB pdf at <http://bit.ly/XK7uJj >> <http://bit.ly/XK7uJj>>, thanks to David Henderson of Cornell. >> Schoenfeld prefaces his essay with two quotes: "Let the war rage" >> (Wayne Bishop) & "Can't we all just get along?" (Rodney King). >> >



