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Topic: RE: Manipulaives
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DKier@aol.com

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RE: Manipulaives
Posted: Apr 12, 1995 8:18 PM
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Date: Tue, Apr 11, 1995 9:01 PM EDT
From: DKier
Subj: Re: Dan's comments
To: CHAPMAN@apsicc.aps.edu

Eileen
First of all I don't mean that life's experience will necessarily teach you
to think algebraically. Life's experience gives you the background to
formally learn to think algebraically.

As to what kind of experiences, It could be any thing one does that
stimulates thinking and curiosity. Example: Kids playing cowboys and indians
( I know, politcaly incorrect but I'm thinking back to my younger days when I
played cowboys and indians). One kid has made a make shift bow and arrow,
when he shoots the arrow he notices that the arrow does not go far . He/She
may question why. The child might also notice the "arc" of the arrow's
flight. Extend this idea to playing baseball or softball.

How about Mom and Dad taking their children to museums? or to the zoo? or to
a state park?

More later if you want it.
Dan





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