Saturday, June 6, 2009

Seattle Times Letters 6-06-2009

Love these lines:
The polarization surrounding math education is really between those who seek a revenue stream from it, and those who just want their kids to be successful and their taxes to be spent wisely.

Pick the right textbook tools and the job gets much easier all around.

In reality, from the student's point of view (and the parent's), presentation of the material is disorganized and does not build on previously learned skills nor emphasize mastery of skills before moving on to the next concept.

{On June 3, 2009 four school directors voted to spend $474,440 to continue this lunacy. The same four that voted to adopt the Discovering Math series for Seattle High Schools on May 6, 2009. None of these four directors are on the ballot this year.}

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