As I continue my journey in the blogosphere and attempt to better identify topics that resonate with readers of this blog, I continue to find opportunities to expand on my most popular post: BAITERs, Haters, and Social Climbers. The inspiration for this post came from Dr. Phil McGraw, author and television talk show host, who … Continue reading →
Why Do Americans Stink At Math?
...By focusing only on procedures — “Draw a division house, put ‘242’ on the inside and ‘16’ on the outside, etc.” — and not on what the procedures mean, “I, We, You” turns school math into a sort of arbitrary process wholly divorced from the real world of numbers. Students learn not math but, in the words of one math educator, answer-getting....Read the entire article at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/magazine/why-do-americans-stink-at-math.html?ref=education&_r=3
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