---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 16:27:44 -0600 (CST) From: Ken Blystone <email@example.com> To: "Richard W. Wilson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: when should students take algebra?
On Mon, 24 Mar 1997, Richard W. Wilson wrote:
> Hi, I'd be interested in getting a copy of Mouse n Math; where can I find > it? It is fascinating to see how we are getting younger kids to think > "function"-ally and otherwise to getting the habits of algebraic thinking > ingrained sooner that we used to. I am personally still having difficulty > accepting the "algebra for all" slogan as more that useful propaganda, > since I teach 8th grade math in the lowest performing middle school in St. > Louis and find many students that will probably never "be ready" for > algebra in even a practical, let alone formal sense. > The Mouse-N-Math program was published on a CD-ROM "Info-MAC #8" put out by Pacific High Tech. I believe it is also available on Stanford's Info-Mac site. In a few weeks our new IntraNet/InterNet system will be up and you'll be able to get it there too. Question! Are manipulatives variables? I guess it depends on which one you pick up :-).
Did you know that 8W + 1R = 2R + 2G You didn't!? Our 1st graders do.