
Re: Khan Academy: Math instruction goes viral > backlash
Posted:
Sep 12, 2011 2:08 PM


On 7 Sept. 2011, Clyde Greeno @ MALEI wrote: > > Alain, Roy, et al: > > Unfortunately, the greater and more serious dilemma > is that "Khan mathematics" is a relatively accurate > picture of what today's American public (and most of > its educators) have been led to mean by "mathematics" > and by "education in mathematics". That is largely > why the USA lags in mathematics ... and why most > students flee from the mathematics curriculum > ASAP ... and why most Americans become victims of > "math anxiety" before ceasing their formal schooling. > Quite bluntly, it is a woefully UNHEALTHY > kind of robotic training.
I agree with your observations, but they have nothing to do with Khanthey are indicative of the massive failure of, and of all the snake oil that has been promoted by, the "math reform" campaign of the past 22 years.

