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RE: what's wrong...
Posted:
Sep 19, 1997 7:56 AM


On 18 Sep 1997, Ron Ferguson wrote:
> > Aside: We may not appreciate how nice the field properties are until > we encounter operations where they don't apply. >
I think this is very important in teaching/learning of mathematics in general. I wonder how often we give students opportunities to experience some mathematical properties they 'know' don't work. I think it is a very powerful experience. I think this is more than talking about examples and nonexamples, although that is also useful.
Tad Watanabe Towson University Towson, Maryland



