From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 29 Oct 1996
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You wrote, "To expand a little, I was pointing out that a wonderful thing software can do is make mathematics useful. That is in a game, if you have to move the bunny by mathematical configurations, the mathe then has a purpose instead of formal teaching where the child has no understanding of why or how the math ties in to the exercise. "
I agree with you. I think your example is very good. You also sound negative to formal teaching, is it right? Do you think that formal teaching can not be meaningful at all, or you are negative only to specific formal teaching? Can you imagine meaningful formal education?