Sunday, November 7, 2010

On Pseudocontext

On the blog dy/dan there has been a discussion about pseudocontext.  Pseudocontext is when a word problem is asking the students to use math that has little to do with the word problem.  Think of the infamous problems with trains leaving stations and moving at different speeds.  I'm having a discussion with another teacher about what qualifies a problem as pseudocontext.  You can check it out here.

I'm trying to finagle a dinner with Gary Rockswold at AMATYC this week in Boston.  I want to get an author's point of view on the subject of pseudocontext.

By the way, I want credit for the word "homocontextmorphism".