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Autor:  CR
E-mail:  crs@sbcuc.net
Data:  08/SET/2009 3:25 PM
Assunto:  new math

Back in the early 70's we were moving to an apartment close to the college I was going to attend.  Some neighboring kids came to help.  Somewhere in there I asked one of them how many chairs he had moved.  He said 4.  When I asked him if he had moved four chairs, how many chair legs he had moved the kid just gave me this blank look - HE HAD NO CLUE!!!


The whole new math thing of those days produced a whole generation of math illiterates.  For more on that see a small great book by John Allen Paulos INNUMERACY, Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences.


Happy counting






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serviço doméstico  –  CR  08/SET/2009, 1:05 PM
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 new math  –  CR  08/SET/2009, 3:25 PM
serviço doméstico  –  N/N  08/SET/2009, 4:37 PM

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