This has been around a while, but it's a good read. I agree with the overall sentiment, but I think an implementation of such a way of teaching math would largely be impractical. I wish at least there was some way to show kids that math is more than manipulating numbers, while still covering all of the essentials of said manipulation.


katakowsj:

Brilliant stuff. Gotta share this with my 8th graders. It wasn't until I had the opportunity to teach that I really saw the beauty of the subject that was taught to me in a sterile and restrictive fashion.


posted by fireballs619: 1685 days ago