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Why I deleted my contributions to Wikieducator. (1)

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A recent 100% check of the history notes for each page that I put on WikiEducator show that not a single person made a contribution to them (be it a comment, content or a discussion point). Yet each page has been accessed from 200 to over 1000 times. I am concerned about the basic lack of courtesy. And a failure to think about subjects on a global scale. We spend too much time concerned about detail without looking at the larger picture.

Why does "K-12math.info" appear in the title of many pages? (1)

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WikiEducator is designed so that two different sources can not use the same page title. If both the Math Glossary project and this project wanted to create a page for information on EQUATION, the system would not allow us to use the same page title: EQUATION. The singular title matches more the objective of the glossary, while this site is looking at the usage of the word EQUATION across elementary and secondary school mathematics learner's materials.

Jim Kelly

To link or not (1)

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A recent check in standards sections showed that 3 of the 4 linked URLs had changed. Efforts are underway to re-establish those links. One would hope that information providers on the internet would minimize the changing of URLs.

Why look at US mathematics programs? (1)

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Availability. My efforts to build a database on Primary, Secondary and College School materials (there are an additional 800 terms for the first 2 years of mathematics programs in undergraduate mathematics) has never been funded, so I have had to depend on friends, colleges, and school districts which have Math textbook series that I could borrow and review. I do have series from other learning communities like the UK's SMP, Ghana's Joint Schools Project, Philippine curriculum guides and others have been cataloged. Unfortunately most of these are from the 60's and represent a 5 to 6 years spread of materials (and trying to get the data off my Apple II DOS 3.3 disks has not been successful).

Secondly, I can not believe that a country that has developed much of the technologies that have impacted the world (correction the average person in the World's streets!), did so by having badly designed mathematics programs. Its programs succeeded because they took into consideration linguistic, economic and social considerations in their curriculum design.

Jim Kelly (the committee of one)

Standards (2)

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Why are the standards of California and Florida used? California and Florida standards were chosen because of the population diversity within those states. The standards reflect those diversities, just as many learning communities within the Wikieducation world must.

Why the change (1)

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Recently Randy Fisher referred to a survey done among African Educators, who expressed a need to get to information quickly. Hopefully this will help meet that concern.

Jim Kelly

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