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Topic: What's wrong with...
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Tad Watanabe

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RE: what's wrong...
Posted: Sep 19, 1997 7:56 AM
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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 non-examples, although that is also useful.

Tad Watanabe
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

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