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Re(2): Less Math = Better Teaching
Posted:
Jul 17, 1995 10:17 AM


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 wellknown 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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