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MIT OpenCourseWare 5.95J / 6.982J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: .
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5.95 (Spring 2009) Homework 2 Due in class on Tuesday, 03 March 2009 . 1. Reading 1. Selection from Liping Ma (1999), Knowing This week's readings are about misconceptions and rote learning: and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers’ Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States , Lawrence Erlbaum. The selection is extensive for the curious; for our purposes, skim or read Chapter 3 (divi- sion by fractions). 2. Frederick Reif (1995), Millikan Lecture 1994: Understanding and teaching important scien- tific thought processes, American Journal of Physics 63:17–32. 3. Gerd Gigerenzer, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Elke Kurz-Milcke, Lisa M. Schwartz, and Steven Woloshin (2008), Helping doctors and patients make sense of health statistics,
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