CHAT: Maths schooling.
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 24, 2001, 8:40|
> Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 21:09:23 -0500
> From: Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
> YHL, who spent spring break (almost over for me) visiting middle school
> teachers' conferences, procrastinating, and doing Fourier transform stuff
> (Why teachers' conferences? I think I'd like to teach math. Shoot me
> now, please. <wry g>)
Nope, won't! As anybody knows who has children in school, the world
needs more maths teachers who actually like the subject. Female maths
and science teachers who like the subjects, even more so.
So hurry up and get your degree and come to Denmark, so I can shoot my
daughter's current maths/homeroom teacher.
And what's this middle school? Just as I thought I halfway understood
the US system, you lot go and change it. I googled a bit ---- in some
places it just looks like a new name for junior high, grades 7-8 or
so, at other schools it includes grades 5-8 or 6-9.
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)