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Topic: Re: abstraction
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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

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

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, 913-864-4630

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