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Topic: re: something nice about Standards
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jul 16, 1995 5:24 PM

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re: something nice about Standards
Posted: Jul 15, 1995 7:32 PM
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I suppose it is time for me to say something nice about the Standards. They
do specifically spell out the topics that should be covered and those that
should be de-emphasized in various courses such as algebra I, trig., etc.
And they are mostly right on the mark.

A lot of teachers started teaching during the slide rule days and have not
fully understood the impact of the scientifiic calculator, the graphing
calculator, and the computer in the applied sciences. Many topics, such as
the study of determinants, are not so important anymore, and the mathematical
techniques that require huge numbers of iterations have become extremely
important. To their credit, the Standards do reflect these changes.


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