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Topic: Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
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Richard Strausz

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Re: To K-12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 2:22 PM
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> Richard, can you comment on my paradox?
>
> These lessons are orientated towards pre-calculus
> seniors.
>

Not all, Bob. I happened to watch 2 of them and the first of them was 'Differentiating Instruction' which was aimed at a quite diverse 9th grade class.

> How could a student successfully complete algebra,
> geometry and algebra 2 and be so completely deficient
> in the notion of mathematical argument as is depicted
> here?
>
> This would indicate that they did not successfully
> complete algebra, geometry and algebra 2.
>

I think it would be the norm in many classes for students to look to the teacher as the arbiter of whether an argument is correct.

Richard



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