On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > And let me add. These alleged real world problem courses get so screwed up > because the authors think like Dehaene. They think there is some magical > innate sense that is being suppressed and can be released if we would only > stop teaching the math and let the children discover it on their own. With > calculators. > > This is a distortion of what Dehaene suggests. He thinks that many kids don't connect the standard algorithms with their innate quantitative sense---which remains intact and as correct as it ever was.
That's quite a different suggestion.
And, once again, I said nothing about the use of calculators.