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One Step Ahead of the Train Wreck

A great article from Barry Garelick on the insanity of Everyday math and the virtues of Singapore math.

http://ednews.org/articles/one-step-ahead-of-the-train-wreck.html

What exactly is the attraction of reform math? I still haven’t figured out why so many “educators” are so blind to this method of teaching and the results it’s producing.  Two year colleges are being hit especially hard with the number of students requiring remedial math. Utah is no exception, but here’s some hard figures from another community college:

http://www.math.umd.edu/~jnd/Remedial.Math.Problem.htm

The numbers of students needing remediation went from 63% in 1999 to 71% today. One eighth of the PGCC budget is allocated to remediation.

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  1. Here’s an example of the train wreck. Just look at what Ontario is proposing for grade 7 math. Play with poker chips(I’ll play poker with sucker any day), write stories and call it math…. Watch the following videos from a textbook publisher.

    http://www.nelson.com/ned/#cmd%2Fcmp%3Fprd%3D0176376666%26ares%3D0%26bres%3D5%26ord%3D0%26det%3Dtrue

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