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Name: Paul Grobstein
Subject: Evolving
Date: Fri Oct 29 11:50:09 EDT 1999

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Name: anonymous
Subject: thinking?!
Date: Fri Dec 17 11:33:14 EST 1999

Name: greg hein
Subject: thinking?!
Date: Fri Dec 17 11:43:37 EST 1999
I agree 110%. I was not concerned either, until my oldest child entered school. Then it became apparent, the digest and regurgetate method of learning, was starting at the 1st grade level. I do believe that rote learning is important, but is it possible to teach a kid everything there is to know about science? I feel we should equip these kids to do research on there own. To question things. And to find the answers for themselves. Is the big mac really the best burger? In my Physical Science class, I have come to the conclusion that you must learn from past research, but you must also question it. If thinking goes out of style, who is going to invent, discover, write, or create the future?
Name: Ralph E. Frost
Subject: Desktop Science Education Analog Model Available
Date: Wed Feb 9 17:17:52 EST 2000
February 9, 2000 Brookston Indiana A simple desktop analog model has been developed which provides kinestheic feedback of anharmonic motion. Anharmonic motion is ubiquitous at the atomic and subatomic level. Playing with th eanalog model, then, conveys some useful impressions, particularly, for those who may be math-challenged. Check it out for your self at -- Contact: Ralph E. Frost Frost Low Energy Physics
Name: Susan Sliwinski
Subject: Math Teacher's References
Date: Sun Feb 27 23:26:41 EST 2000
Interesting Lesson Plan References

Interesting References




Following are suggested references which I have found useful:


Geometry Lessons

(I have used the Tessellation and Symmetry Lessons from the above site)



Planned Probability Lesson Plan


Basketball Math Lesson


Favorite Algebra I Text for an Urban Setting


Algebra One Interactions (1998), Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY



Math and Urban Education Issues

Applebaum, Peter (1995). Popular Culture, Educational Discourse, and Mathematics, Albany: State University of New York Press.

Delpit, Lisa (1995). Other People’s Children Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, New York: The New York Press.

Ginsburg, Herbert P., Russell, Robert L. (1981), Social Class and Racial Influences on Early Mathematical Thinking, Rochester, University of Rochester.

Nelson, David (1993), Multicultural Mathematics, Teaching Mathematics from a Global Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nieto, Sonia (2000) Affirming Diversity, The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Oakes, Jeannie (1990), Women and Minorities in Science and Math, in Courtney B. Cazden (Eds.), Review of Research in Education, Vol. 16, pp. 153-222. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association Publishers.

Rivera, Diane (1998), Mathematics Education for Students with Learning Disabilities, Austin: PRO-ED Inc.

Sleeter, Christine E. (1997) Mathematics, Multicultural Education, and Professional Development, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v28 n6 p680-96 Dec 1997.

Secada, Walter (1992), Race, Ethnicity, Social Class, Language, and Achievement in Mathematics, Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning, part IV, page 623-660, 1992.

Wilson, Patricia (1993), Research Ideas for the Classroom High School Mathematics, New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

Zaslavsky, Claudia (1996), The Multicultural Math Classroom, Bringing in the World, Portsmouth: Heinemann.

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