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Topic: Constructivism--update
Replies: 1   Last Post: Aug 10, 1995 12:23 PM

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Ronald A Ward

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Registered: 12/4/04
Posted: Aug 9, 1995 8:54 PM
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One week ago I suggested a possible topic for discussion--a
constructivist approach to math methods. The responses have taken
different directions on each listserv.

The NCTM response has been oriented more toward basic philosophical
issues and questions, with an initial statement from Wilson and replies
from Goldenberg and Sherbine.

The AMTE response has been more practically oriented with suggestions for
specific activities from Burton, while Huinker has addressed what the
appropriate content focus should be and possible dilemmas, with Hammerman
replying to the latter.

I have read all these with interest and have cross-posted them one
listserv to the other. But surely there are others out there with input to
give. If you have already thought deeply about these matters, please
share with us the conclusions you have reached. If you've not done so in
the past, I encourage you to begin by reading some of these posts,
reflecting on them, and responding.

I am prepared to move the discussion along with any number of additional
questions and comments, but at this time, I really would hope first for some
additional input from either listserv.

Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225

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