On Wed, 12 Jun 2013 04:51:33 -0600, Michael Mossey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But what of thinkers who don't feel drawn to this style? Let's say a > student comes to me who has a hard time in math. (Like my current > student.) And they reveal some of the their learning style and it is not > an adaptive style for math (like my current student). Is it my job, > then, to help them do math from their current perspective, or is it my > job to introduce them to a much more powerful perspective, even if they > only get a little bit of it, long enough to pass math class?
Let's change the picture a bit. Suppose that you are, say, a Little League baseball coach. One of your players is a superb hitter and runner, but will never go anywhere in baseball because he "throws like a girl".
Is it your responsibility to spend time on helping him improve his hitting and running? Or on helping him improve his throwing?
- --Louis A. Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver