Arithmetic through ordinary fractions, decimal arithmetic, ratio and proportion, percent, and routine (as in cookbook but of mixed tapes) word problems involving them is exactly what I have in mind.
At 02:07 AM 7/8/2014, Robert Hansen wrote:
>On Jul 7, 2014, at 8:40 PM, Wayne Bishop <email@example.com> wrote: > > > And it is delightful when that happens. Many times - even most > of the times - we are not so privileged. Still we can't give up > our mammalian responsibility (among many species, instinctive, to > train our young to survive - even thrive - in their environments > and sometimes that requires a bit of pushing. It makes for > entertaining National Geographic shows; maybe we could get them to > do some math classes? > >It is *delightful* when we are teaching subjects that we are >inherently interested in to students who are inherently interested in them. > >That subject doesn't have to be mathematics and I can find no >evidence that algebra is a mammalian instinct unless the vast >majority of adults I interview are not mammals. > >Arithmetic and fractions, sure. > >Bob Hansen