More of the same, Dept.

traditional math

Another in a long line of articles with the theme “COVID-19 has pushed parents into learning the Common Core math methods along with their kids”. This particular article asks whether this is good or bad, but comes to the typical ed-journo conclusion that learning the Common Core way is a good thing. Here are some highlights from the article along with some questions I had for anyone who cares to comment.

“Over the past 40 years, education research has emphasized that teaching math should start with building students’ understanding of math concepts, instead of starting with formal algorithms, according to Michele Carney, an associate professor of mathematics education at Boise State University.”

Question 1: What research was this?

Question 2: How has this been working out for the past 40 years?

“Educators say the point of these early-learning strategies is to help kids establish the foundation they need to truly…

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