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Karen L. Pagel

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Hello!
Posted: Oct 19, 1996 11:52 AM
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Hello, Seigo
I don't have answers to your questions but I am on this list
because I teach math at a community college here in the United States. I
live and teach in New Mexico.
I teach what is called "developmental math" this is for students
who have not learned math prior to coming to college. I teach preAlgebra
and beginning Algebra. Most of my students were very poor high school
students. A few are adults who have been out of school for many years so
need freshing. Others are adults also out of school for many years who
never took math.
I am always looking for better ways to teach them.

I have to go now, maybe we can talk later


At 3:59 PM 10/19/96 +0100, Seigo Mabuchi wrote:
>19 Oct. 1996
> Hi, my name is Seigo Mabuchi from Japan, and I've been working in Zimbabwe as
>a high school
> Maths teacher under a government volunteer program. I wanted to reflect on
>my experiences
> there and I've just started my MEd course at Manchester University on Adult
> Literacy for Rural Social and Community Development. The course is centered
>on Freirian
> Methods of development, literacy and numeracy education. I'm completely new
>on the net, and
> also with Freire, but I was so excited to find someone interested in Freirian
>methods applied to
> maths(Ann) and would certainly like to get more information on this topic.
>How do I go about
> this?
> As Freire puts it the "world" precedes the "word", and a lot has been written
>about the written
> word and its connection with the world, or the oral world. Much has also
>been written on
> arithmetic and written numerals. However, I can't find much on oral and
>mental mathematics,
> and adult numeracy in a third world development context. How can I get more
>material on these
> topics? If there's anyone interested out there, I'd appreciate any
>Seigo mabuchi

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