Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.


Math Forum
»
Discussions
»
Education
»
mathteach
Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.
Topic:
As goes reading education, so goes math education
Replies:
79
Last Post:
Jun 17, 2010 11:59 AM




Re: As goes reading education, so goes math education
Posted:
Jun 3, 2010 6:58 PM


"The "smart" kids are the ones who are done first, the "stupid" kids are "slow". It is such the wrong message."
What would you propose doing? Elementary school is tough because there is so little tracking, and I am not suggesting that there be. But by third grade, the gap seems to start and I am talking in the same class with the same teacher. I suppose that you can give the faster kids more difficult work but then you can run into a problem with going through the layers too fast. And it is hard to advance them too much in elementary school because of other practical issues.



