I use these materials in my work with pre-service
teachers and in professional development settings for
teachers. I agree with your statement that these
materials are about ideas, not simply numbers.
I hope you enjoy these materials and learn a lot.
They have been invaluable in my work.
--- Cleomathew@aol.com wrote:
> 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
> 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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Andy Talmadge Ph.D.
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Motivating Mathematics through Modeling
University of New Orleans
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