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Re: CL # 4, Some comments
Posted:
Nov 11, 1996 1:17 PM


>On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Ralph A. Raimi wrote: > >> On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Tad Watanabe wrote: >> >> [Toom:] Here Ralph takes for granted that every mathematical question >> has exactly one correct answer. >>
Etc. I'm concerned about the direction of this line of correspondence. I don't care which questions anyone chooses to call mathematical or not, I care about which questions belong in a mathematics classroom. We all seem to agree, for example, that "write an equation in one variable x whose solution is x = 2" is a worthwhile question. Why quibble about whether this is to belong in the pot of questions labelled "mathematical"? My concern is that by worrying unduly about how to categorize such a question we end up convincing some people that it doesn't belong in a math classroom, when clearly it does.
 Judy Roitman  "Glad to have Math, University of Kansas  these copies of things Lawrence, KS 66045  after a while." 9138644630  Larry Eigner, 19271996 



