
Re: Math in the Common Tongue
Posted:
Sep 9, 1999 4:34 PM


Bill Lauritzen wrote:
> ... > I personally have had much success so far in the classroom using: around > (circumference), across (diameter), zoom (similar), long (hypotenuse), by > (adjacent), far (opposite), 6nik (hexagon, etc.).
... Do your pupils or students complain when they discover that they do not understand the simplest discussions about mathematics because you have failed to teach them the language that everyone uses? With reference to your subject line: maths *is* the common tongue but it won't be if you have any success in perverting it.

