On Jun 9, 2013, at 5:45 PM, GS Chandy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> (I am NOT claiming that all students will become Einsteins or highly-skilled in math. I AM claiming that it is not natural for the great majority of students leaving school to fear/loathe math - and we need to design our educational systems to remove this unnatural fear and loathing).
According to the article, the students still disliked math. I am all for vocational math in a vocational setting. That was the key ingredient here.
I was discussing what defines humans with a friend last week. I guess our children are at that age in school where the teachers start making those distinctions. I came up with...
1. They are good with tools and fine motor skills. 2. They are good with language. 3. They are emotional.
Mind you, I am trying to define the species in general, not just 15 or 25% of the species.