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Re: abstraction
Posted: Oct 12, 1995 11:24 AM
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>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@the-college.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 Standards-type 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.
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