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The Emporer's new math.
|Posted By: Arthur Hu on February 7, 2004|
|2nd graders can memorize the most stupendous stuff, but they can't think worth beans. I'd rather have my 2nd graders memorize addition to 20, borrow and carry then|
think their way collaboratively to 2 + 2 = 5. Piaget is
crap. The emporer's new math my foot. No wonder my 6th
grade Connected Math spends 100 pages on arithmetic in
decimals and fractions without ANY instruction in + -
* or division. Who will save us from this crap???
Arthur Hu - Lake Washington School district where I'm the only parent who has noticed there is no arithmetic in mathematics any more.