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Re: real world nonsense
Posted:
Nov 21, 1995 12:19 PM


In a message dated 951120 21:31:21 EST, mikegold@umich.edu (michael goldenberg) writes:
>>This is true. Students can be turned on by interesting problems, but >>virtually none care if the problem has real world applications. To a 16 >year >>old, the real world is getting a date, not defective light bulbs. >> >>Kent > >So what would you conclude from this observation, Kent? Ignore student >interests, or take advantage of it to construct problems that take their >interests into account without sacrificing mathematical depth and meaning? > >
Mike, you should read what I wrote. I think that you should give students problems that are at an advantageous level of difficulty. The real world aspect is irrelevant.
Kent



