[EAS] What Kinds of Math Should we Teach

Peter J. Kindlmann peter.kindlmann at yale.edu
Sun Jul 29 14:01:17 EDT 2012


A welcome reflection on what kinds of math we should teach when. I 
suspect that the very abstract nature of math also makes teaching it 
a likelier repository of old habits. It doesn't have to be that way.

The context for the NYTimes piece is formal math teaching in schools, 
not yet the role of new venues, like Khan Academy 
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-vj6BhQa5w> and much else on 

And for dessert, watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QBv2CFTSWU>.


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