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[Channel-talkgeometry] Problem A2 - Session 10

From: Michelle Reagan <mreagan@sau23.org>
Date: Wed Jul 16 2008 - 10:42:16 EDT

I asked the question of my colleagues, none of which are mathematics
teachers. The teachers that responded teach English, science, general
classroom, and music. The general consensus is that students should learn
to think in the abstract, however, not all students are able to think
abstractly at the same time. They all agree that students retain information
better when learned in a real-world context. One teacher even said łthat
learning out of context is a colossal waste of time.˛ I agree with my
colleagues except I believe there are times that mathematics only lessons
are necessary to build a foundation for the conceptualization of abstract
ideas. I do not think any one of these types of lessons can be the sole
basis of a mathematics or any other classroom.

-- 
Michelle Reagan
8th Grade Math
787-2100
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