Saturday, June 30, 2007

More About Math

A friend sent me a link to this video several months ago, and it's been the topic of much discussion on the Well-Trained Mind Yahoo group for the past few days. Since I just posted about math, I thought I'd post this here in case you haven't seen it (or if you're interested.) The curriculum in question in this video is one that was recently a contender for adoption in my state. (I'm not sure if it's been adopted or not.) It's also being used by at least one private Christian school in my area, and was discussed at a recent homeschool meeting by someone who said she had heard it's good for "high SAT scores." After seeing it reviewed here, I'm not so sure... There are also some rebuttals to this video which you will find if you click here. Anyway, it's been food for thought for me on this rainy summer afternoon!

1 comment:

Jen and family said...

It seems that people these days are coming up with new ways of doing maths. To me these new ways are more drawn out and not as simply as the old way we were taught. I dont see why they just cant teach them the old way it worked for us and was quicker and seemly more simple

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