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In Response to “The Wrong Way to Teach Math”

In Response to “The Wrong Way to Teach Math”

In his recently published article “The Wrong Way to Teach Math”, Andrew Hacker does a beautiful job making clear some of the ridiculousness of…

Agreed! Conceptual understanding is so important. If children conceptually understand the marhematics they can problem solve and apply the concepts to more difficult mathematics. Having a strong sense of number and being able to think…
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Spatial Reasoning with Jan de Lange

Children, even at a very young age, have an incredible understanding of spatial relationships. Jan de Lange brings up the idea that elementary school classrooms might consider starting their math curriculum with spatial reasoning. Ideas such as numbers and counting could be added later to quantify this concept that children naturally understand so well.

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