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Re: Bridgers' letter to MATH. TEACHER
Posted:
Sep 8, 1995 3:36 PM


I for one did not read the Bridgers' letter as contradicting Euler. I do feel very strongly that there is a bureaucratic way of writing (which the paper in question exemplifies) which hedges its bets on the one hand, and yet gives a strong impression (which it tries to contradict) on the other. This kind of writing manages to be both careful and sloppy at the same time, and I don't think readers can be blamed for being misled by it.
For another example of this sort of writing, see this summer's Science article on girls, boys, and science/math achievement.
  Judy Roitman, Math, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, 9138644630  



