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----- Original Message -----
From: Gary K. Probst <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: Why I use CL responses - Garyh Probst comments


> The approach you describe appears to have attributes of the new-new
math
> program used in some public schools called "fuzzy math."  Reports on
these
> web sites give the results of "fuzzy math" programs throughout the
nation
> during the past ten years.
>
> http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com
> http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1999/oct99/math.html
> http://www.tppf.org/ecot.html
>
> These web sites document the educational, political and litigation
problems
> produced by fuzzy math.  A web search using "fuzzy math instruction"
will
> find over 2000 web sites describing students' problems and
repercussions of
> this approach to math.

For the other side of the coin, try http://www.cpm.org/articles/
Prof. Eric Kaljumagi
LAC/Math
Mt. San Antonio College