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Old 11-30-2007, 08:14 PM
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The question is meant to get students thinking about the nature of math. Whatever their answer is, the goal is to try to get them to connect what they're learning to what they already know.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:15 PM
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Math is orange, and tastes like fish.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:22 PM
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:59 PM
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If math were a color, it would be...black and white. No hedging in math.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:16 PM
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It's like that for some.

Thread made me think of fractals for some reason.



Math can be art, you can quantify a color or a set of colors.

<shrugs> When the usual approaches have proven not to work, I guess you have to get creative with students that lack the capability to learn even simple mathematics using traditional methods.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:58 AM
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It's not really about kids "lacking capability." Different kids learn in different ways, but traditional education only really engages one way of learning. This is probably why math and science are seen as harder than English or Social Studies.
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:10 AM
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To me math is somewhere between white and silver. I'm mildly synesthetic, as I think most people are.

If you don't think you're synesthetic at all, think about whether you'd consider the low notes on a piano to be more "fat" and "blunt" and the high notes to be more "thin" and "sharp".
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:13 AM
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Oh, and I've been to a lot of schools, had a lot of teachers and seen both extremes of the "too fuzzy" and "too rote" teaching styles. I'd advocate a middle ground.. But I do think the importance of conceptualization in math is generally underestimated, with too much emphasis on following formulas and churning out problem after problem. I don't have nearly enough information to judge this particular class.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:26 AM
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If you don't think you're synesthetic at all, think about whether you'd consider the low notes on a piano to be more "fat" and "blunt" and the high notes to be more "thin" and "sharp".

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Another good example is how red and yellow are "warm", while blue is "cold".
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