The New Math

“In elementary and middle school and even into high school, we hide math’s great masterpieces from students’ view. The arithmetic, algebraic equations and geometric proofs we do teach are important, but they are to mathematics what whitewashing a fence is to Picasso — so reductive it’s almost a lie.” From the LA Times: How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America’s kids.

+ “Calculations kids are forced to do are often so developmentally inappropriate, the experience amounts to torture.” From The Atlantic: 5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus. (I’d be happy if mine learned to eat with a fork.)

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