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Topic: Re(2): Less Math = Better Teaching
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jul 19, 1995 10:40 AM

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Richard Fouchaux

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Re(2): Less Math = Better Teaching
Posted: Jul 17, 1995 10:17 AM
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I know of no research to back up the statements which follow - they are based
soley on observation and experience. The most scholarly of you may skip this
or read on in amused skepticism.

In music it is a well-known and commonly observed fact that being a great
player has absolutely no bearing on ones ability to teach. Conversely, many
of the best teachers are only mediocre players. A student musician showing
exceptional talent and ability will generally undertake a quest to find the
teacher that is both a great player and a great teacher, but until such a
person is found this student becomes adept at teaching themself.

Why would one expect mathematics to be any different ?

Richard


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