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Re: abstraction
Posted:
Oct 12, 1995 11:24 AM


> >Judy, you should explain Apocalipsis. You certainly can do it. >When you explain, everything becomes OK. But can you stand >besides every teacher in the country when s/he reads the >Standards to explain what this prophesy means ? > >Andrei Toom toom@thecollege.iwctx.edu
I thank Andrei for his confidence in me. Less facetiously, this is a very important point that Andrei has brought up  the Standards *do* admit destructive interpretations. I believe that this is inevitable. Certainly the traditional approach (never written up in a Standardstype document) has extremely destructive interpretations  this is why the Standards exist, as a response to the destructive interpretations of the traditional approach.
All of this explains why it is extremely important to show how the Standards support good mathematics education.  Judy Roitman, Math, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66049, 9138644630



