Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Just … just … just …
Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth (video via Flutterby)
This is how kids are learning math these days?
Granted, as a student I kept asking what, exactly, was the point of learning my multiplication tables, but I did it anyway. And I cheated all through fourth grade mathematics (which may have eventually led me to repeat pre-algebra in 8th grade), but the techniques discussed here appear to make the traditional method of long division appear easy and straightforward.
I seriously doubt that I would have “found” the way to do long division on my own.
And describe two ways of solving 36 ÷ 6?
I am so glad to be out of school, these days.
Updated on Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
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