Friday, August 15, 2008

The State of Math Education

This is an old video, which has been floating around the Internet for years. M. J. McDermott gives a really provocative presentation comparing traditional mathematical reasoning techniques to newer methods being promoted in some schools. I'm not sure that Singapore Math is the answer, as McDermott suggests, but I began to wonder myself, when my daughter asked with help with Stem and Leaf Plots - something that, as an engineer, I had never heard of.

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