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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: CGI Mathematics

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From: Liz Meade <ejmeade15@aol.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005080314:31:57
Subject: Re: CGI Math

I think CGI math is outstanding. The new reform in math, which has
been going on for at least ten years, is to not only teach one method
to solve a problem or answer a question, but to instill in the student
the confidence to think about the world mathematically and the tools
to approach problems in many ways. I have worked as an elementary
educator for 25 years and also teach at the university level in a
teacher training program and feel that it is important that students
feel empowered by math and realize that math is part of everyday life;
it's all around us. CGI is a fantastic tool for building a thinking
meaning-centered classroom. As in all things, a balance should be
maintained with teaching-learning specific methods to solve
computational problems.

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