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Topic: Re: Calculators vs posters
Replies: 2   Last Post: Aug 7, 1995 8:44 PM

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Eileen Abrahamson

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Re: Calculators vs posters
Posted: Aug 7, 1995 9:48 AM
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There is a major philosophical difference inherent in this discussion.
Your philosophical belief as evidenced by the value that you place of
already created charts and posters is that there is a finite set of facts/
information, that can be learned (generallly by memorization). Sometimes
people are not aware of the philosophical beliefs which they are acting

My philosophical belief is that information is fluid, always changing,
infinite. That techniques that illuminate knowledge are of more value than
the specific facts and information. In otherwords the "decimal
name/fraction name" facts are not nearly as important as the techniques
that the students develop to determine them, and the awareness of pattern
that the students come to. If I felt the need to have a chart relating
this information I would expect each student to create their own.

This difference in philosophy and technique is sometimes referred to as
process vs product.


Eileen Abrahamson
Edw. Neill Elemetary
13409 Upton Ave. So.
Burnsville, MN 55337

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