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Re: when should students take algebra? (fwd)
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Mar 25, 1997 5:29 PM


 Forwarded message  Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 16:27:44 0600 (CST) From: Ken Blystone <blystone@tenet.edu> To: "Richard W. Wilson" <rwwilson@artsci.wustl.edu> 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 MouseNMath program was published on a CDROM "InfoMAC #8" put out by Pacific High Tech. I believe it is also available on Stanford's InfoMac 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. Ken Blystone



