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[Channel-talkalgebra] Introduction

From: <[email protected]>
Date: Sat Oct 09 2004 - 18:34:44 EDT
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Hello everyone,

I haven't received any emails from this list, so I thought I would say hello.

My name is Chris and I am an Adult ESL teacher. I have a background in Civil
Engineering and Library Science. I am preparing for the Middle School Math
Praxis II test with the hopes of going through an alternative certification route
for a teaching certificate in the state of Georgia. (and of teaching Middle
School math)

This course is fascinating and so different from the way I was taught Algebra
when I was in school. This course is about ideas, and I always thought I was
learning about numbers in my middle and high school math courses. I wonder if
current math text books reflect this emphasis on ideas?

Another thing I've realized is that my mind operates very differently today
at age 36 than I remember at age 15. My mind has definitely gotten "rusty" over
the years. I know that at the age of 15 I would have looked at some of these
problems more creatively, and now it is a real struggle to get my mind to
think "outside of the box".

Who else is on this list? Why are you taking the course? Any observations as
you do the work?

Take care,
Christina Mathew

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