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Topic: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
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Louis Talman

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Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Posted: Aug 28, 2013 11:29 PM
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Since when are "valid" and "worthwhile" the same thing?

On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:09:49 -0600, Robert Hansen <> wrote:

> On Aug 28, 2013, at 8:50 PM, Richard Strausz
> <> wrote:

>> There exist up to 3 years of experiences that I and other real teachers
>> have with some of Dan's stuff. I use his some >>of his geometry
>> materials which supports what I do with my students. That runs counter
>> to your statements of their >>worthlessness.

> Your reasoning is that you are a teacher and you use Dan's activities,
> therefore his activities are valid? Is that your final answer?:)
> I think you could make a better argument for your case if you posted a
> couple of the lessons you created from Dan's activities. Show us how you
> toke his activities >and make them into geometry lessons. I already told
> you how I would take the penny activity and make it into an algebra
> lesson. But none of this addresses the fact >that Dan doesn't like
> mathematics nor does he like teaching it.
> Bob Hansen

--Louis A. Talman
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver


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