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Topic: "Teaching Mathematics With Women in Mind"
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Anna Roys

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Re: "Teaching Mathematics With Women in Mind"
Posted: Oct 7, 2013 11:54 AM
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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 1156-1163 of the Oct. 2013 issue of the AMS NOTICES and
> is available at:
>
> http://www.ams.org/notices/201309/rnoti-p1156.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 pseudo-education 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
>
>




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