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Topic: More NOTICES Letters on Ralston
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Domenico Rosa

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More NOTICES Letters on Ralston
Posted: Jun 19, 2004 10:17 PM
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The June/July 2004 issue of the AMS NOTICES

contains two letters concerning the flimflam article by Anthony Ralston.
The first by Rick Norwood refers to our "Booooooorrrrrrring!" courses.
This is no surprise to those of us who have spent extensive time
examining our junk books, which contain mindless review material for the
first three or four months of every grade.

The second by Ulf Persson questions whether "research in mathematical
education" can be described as "scientific." It is possibly just as
"scientific" as the "scientific socialism" that the stalinists claimed
to be implementing, an analogy that has been made by some emigrants from
the former Soviet Bloc.

The letters can be read by scrolling down after the Opinion piece by
Johnny W. Lott.

Dom Rosa

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