Cornered by the Real World: A Defense of Mathematics

Author: Samuel Otten
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Our answers to students' questions about the relevance of what we teach might paint mathematics into an undesirable corner.

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Samuel Otten, ottensam@msu.edu, is a graduate student in mathematics education at Michigan State University in East Lansing. His experience includes both teaching and theoretical mathematics. His current interests center on the thought processes of school mathematics, particularly the reflection and connections that are possible at the conclusion of mathematical tasks.

(Corresponding author is Otten ottensam@msu.edu)
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