
Re: Why?
Posted:
Oct 27, 2012 10:48 PM



On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:
> > I have studied the exams and test results of all of these countries, and > their curriculums when available. I have found no evidence of teaching > algebra to elementary kids. If they were teaching algebra to 4th graders as > you suggest then the 8th grade exams would be off the charts. They owe > their success to a very simple notion. They take arithmetic in practice > very seriously. Naturally then, when they take an exam of that is > essentially arithmetic in practice, they do very well. > > Bob Hansen >
Exams and test results at the national level will not always show pilot projects or innovate ones as blips on the radar.
http://ronypony.blogspot.com/2011/02/gattegnocuisenairerodselementary.html
Case in point: if there's no standardized algebra test for first graders (I don't think there is), then first graders learning algebra will have no chance to shine.
Kirby

