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Author:Richard Lesh; Math Forum
Description: In his 1985 article, "Processes, skills, and abilities needed to use mathematics in everyday situations," Dick Lesh, of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey, writes that if students are provided with everyday situations for practicing and learning the important uses of mathematics, they will develop such skills as "making inferences, evaluating reasonableness of results... [and] using references to 'look up' what they need to know." A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion.

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