Wednesday, February 4, 2009

From the Washington Post:
Return of the Math Wars

The curriculum in question is called "Investigations in Number, Data, and Space" It’s also used in Frederick, Loudoun, Arlington, Charles and St. Mary's counties. Some schools in Fairfax use it too.

School officials say the textbook series helps students understand daily applications of math and why algorithms work by using games or manipulatives to deepen their understanding of math concepts. They say it builds on how kids learn naturally, by exploring.

It would be wonderful if we could leave "the land of they say" and enter the world of decision making based on results.

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