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Ron's Questions
Posted: Mar 15, 1995 11:26 AM
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One reason teachers find it hard to change is that they were taught
math with an emphasis on skills and procedures and rules. They haven't
had the modeling they need to be able to teach according to the
standards. AND many of us don't have the mathematical background
needed to teach that way. We need to have modeled for us teaching
to the standards, we need to be LEARNERS ourselves of mathematics and
we need to increase our mathematical understandings. The grant I've
mentioned here so often, New Mexico Fellows for the Advancement of
Mathematical Education--made that happen for me and my colleagues and
our teaching has improved tremendously. Somehow we have to make it
safe, feasible, attractive, and worthwhile for teachers to study
mathematics from instructors who are committed to the Standards.

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