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Integrity of science in Dutch research in didactics of mathematics

I am sorry to report that Holland also fails on the integrity of science in the research on the didactics & education of mathematics. This is my letter… 1,381 more words

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Freudenthal's "realistic mathematics education" appears to be a fraud

Sitting on the bench in the park where he died, I hope that Hans Freudenthal whispered: “Forgive me, Pierre, for what I have done to you.” 3,009 more words

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Pierre Vinken, Elsevier and Seemingly-Legalised-Robbery

Pierre Vinken (1927-2011) at this time of writing doesn’t have an English wikipedia article yet. He was chairman of Reed Elsevier, the publishing giant, so one can imagine that he is somewhat resistant to open source events. 924 more words

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Slander squared

When you are mugged and call a policeman, and when that policeman starts protecting the mugger, then you feel abused in squared fashion. I greatly enjoy the Jack Vance SF novels who project 19th century scoundrel stories into the far future, but it is quite a difference to be abused yourself here and now. 426 more words

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The fun of the fringe

A court needs a jester. Power corrupts, and the king may lose his sense of proportion. A good joke releases tension and reminds of reality. The ultimate meaning of democracy might be that people can elect the best court jester. 1,110 more words

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