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David Scott Powell

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Re: New about real-world problems
Posted: Oct 27, 1995 4:58 PM
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Andrei stated:

>``We already have consensus from the major mathematics organizations
>and have mounted extraordinary efforts to help teachers understand
>and use the standards.<...> it is only the beginning if we wish to
>sustain the efforts necessary to realize our vision.''
>A few days ago some members of this list (who usually do not
>participate in the exchange of opinions) claimed `for the record'
>that President Price does not insist on implementation of the

Andrei does he say "to make everyone use the standards" or "everyone has to
use them" I think that he is talking about getting teachers to understand
the standards so that they will be able to use them in the class. He
doesn't seem to be insisting anything here. I don't see it.

>``Many people, both inside and outside the mathematics community,
>have made some strong, but uninformed, accusations about the
>standards <...> At best, these statements are misinformed;
>at worst, they are mean-spirited or self-serving.''

Andrei said,

>So, there has been NO valid criticism of the `standards'.

I believe it says unimformed accusations. How can you make a valid
criticism if you are unimformed?

Andrei said:

>But in the Standards such problems are rare.
>Can somebody find a problem, which is solved in two
>different ways in the `Standards', so that we could
>enjoy and discuss it ?

Andrei everytime someone does that you say that it is not a problem but a
recreation(whatever the heck that is supposed to mean). How in the world
can we ever give you a problem when you automatically dismiss them offhand?


Scott Powell
University of Hawaii
University Labratory School
1776 University Ave.
Honolulu, Hi. 96822

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