Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"New Math" comes to your town?

Oh, my goodness!!! How did I miss this!

There is a wonderful post and thread over on Kitchen Table Math -the Sequel. The post, which is about
Everyday Mathematics, is by Barry Garelick, one of the best.

Go here to read the entire thing.

Oh, the teacher's reference manual has a good section on how to use the calculator! That eases my mind greatly!

Remember: Words and promises are not important. Textbooks make claims and promises all the time. The promises of change are just to lull us all to sleep. Then they come back with the same stuff. It's redefined, so that makes it 'not fuzzy". How much of the traditional algorithms are they really including and having children learn and practice?