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#1 2006-11-15 18:21:19

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Whyslopes Website

Professor Whyslopes (Alan. Selby, Ph. D.) wrote to me to tell me he has a link to this website from his website http://www.whyslopes.com/ (much appreciated smile)

His website has "senior and college level appetizers and lessons". As well as that, I found some interesting pages such as How to Study Math and Why ("...You should view mathematics as an opportunity to strengthen your thinking skills....") and Skill and Knowledge Checklist.

Have a visit and tell me what you find!

(I am going to email him back to tell him about this discussion ... with luck he may join in)


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#2 2006-11-16 03:17:08

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Excellent sites, lots of interesting stuff

 

#3 2006-11-16 05:13:58

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Very nice. I wonder how long it took him.

 

#4 2006-11-16 07:36:39

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Devanté wrote:

Very nice. I wonder how long it took him.

Many Years I would say. Even longer considering what led up to him starting the site.


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#5 2006-11-16 08:25:02

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MathsIsFun wrote:

His website has "senior and college level appetizers and lessons".

Sound very interesting! smile I'm going to read some of the articles on the site, and then return here.. (probably tomorrow or saturday)


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#6 2006-11-16 14:23:47

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In fall 1983, I invented or gave three lessons (three skills for algebra, why slopes - a calculus preview, and logic - one versus two way implications).  The lessons worked in class, and I used them repeatedly.  I started writing in 1991 with the aim of reporting ideas through channels. But channels were closed, and I put online a dozen webpages in summer 1995. Kind website reviews in 1996, spring, led to more and more writing. Enjoy.

 

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