The Math Wars

Why is it that people continually try to fit a square peg into a round hole? Why is it that instead of finding a different shaped hole, the focus seems to be on changing the peg?

Children are uniquely different. We know enough about learning styles to appreciate the very fact that every child/person has a particular bent on how they learn. We also know that developmentally speaking, children of various ages are able to comprehend concrete and abstract concepts at different rates. Why is it then, that there are folks out there who continually put the cart before the horse?

Children grasp concrete math facts before they are able to grasp abstract mathematical concepts. Much in the same way that children learn how the letters of the alphabet sound before they are able to blend the sounds together in order to learn how to read. We wouldn’t ask a child to…..

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