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Topic: Learning and Mathematics: Countryman, writing math
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Steve Means

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Re: Learning and Mathematics: Countryman, writing math
Posted: Dec 10, 1995 1:01 PM
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Although it is clear that we need more time on task, it is my experience
that implementing NCTM strategies and including project based work in the
classroom adds to rather than subtracts from student learning of
traditional materials. The mind is a wondrous thing, especially when
not bored.

from Steven S. Means
Math and Technology Teacher at Sammamish High School

On Sun, 10 Dec 1995, Jim LaCasse wrote:

> With all the added material put into the regular Algebras and geometry by
> the NCTM goals when are the students going to have the time to master the
> basic material? Are we talking about going to a 220 school year here?
> Or does Ms. Countryman have only gifted students who do not need to drill
> on many topics in order to acquire good skill levels and understanding?
> Jim LaCasse

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