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Topic: RE Sketchpad and Technology
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jun 18, 1995 3:25 PM

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Re: RE Sketchpad and Technology
Posted: Jun 18, 1995 3:25 PM
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Scott said
< In the majority of my students not at all!!!! Dan I
<hope you allow your students to make mistakes. I hope you <allow your
<students to be creative and come up with different maybe <even crazy ideas
<that will help them create a firm base of knowledge free <from the narrow
<veiwpoints of those in authority.

I guess I didn't make myself clear. I believe that kids need to discover
things in mathematics and to be able to solve a problem after their own
style. I also believe that to perfect a skill that is a tool to problem
solving one must practice, prcatice, practice. Just like a surgeon must
practice to become skilled at cutting people and putting them back together.

<Dan why are you comparing learning mathematics with a <highly
<skilled-specialized-payed professional. The mental <differences between an
<highly educated adult(o.k. there are a few Doogy Howsers out <there) and the
<adolescent barely out of childhood. I find these comparisons <rediculous
<and boring.

Scott, Learning is learning whether it be an adolescent or an adult.

<Sure the doctor had to learn the basics(whatever that is) but
<as anyone who does surgery knows there is one very <important thing that
<makes a good surgeon and that is experience.

Your telling me that one can become a good surgeon just by experience with no
basics (knowledge and skill)?

Well, you did give somthing to think about. Thanks.
Hope you have a good summer. too.

Dan





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