
Re: "Teaching Mathematics With Women in Mind"
Posted:
Oct 7, 2013 11:54 AM



Why the gender categorization?
On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 3:36 AM, Domenico Rosa <DRosa@post.edu> wrote:
> The article, by Jessica M. Deshler and Elizabeth A. Burroughs, was > published on Pages 11561163 of the Oct. 2013 issue of the AMS NOTICES and > is available at: > > http://www.ams.org/notices/201309/rnotip1156.pdf > > On page 1157, under the heading "What Are We Teaching Our Students," the > authors write: "In recent years a focus on conceptual understanding has led > to a curriculum reform movement in mathematics across all school levels, a > movement that is focused on conceptual understanding rather than procedural > understanding of mathematics." > > The authors go on to discuss assorted claptrap under the headings of > "Mathematical Authority," "Mathematical Agency," "Motivation in > Mathematics," and "Mathematical Voice." > > One example of the grim reality of the mathematics pseudoeducation that > continues to take place under the guise of assorted reforms is the brief > essay written by one of my students in 1995, which is posted at: > > http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=1461554 > >

