
Re: Math Wars Philosophizing in the NY Times
Posted:
Jun 20, 2013 11:43 AM


R Hansen says: >Devlin's argument isn't against teaching any particular arithmetic algorithm. He is against all of them. Sure, introduce an algorithm, whatever it is, but dare not teach it long enough that the student develops a personal fluency with arithmetic.
Well, its about having more free time to develop "deep understanding of number and computation". (Uh  oh, I think I just spit my coffee all over my keyboard...)
Cheers, Joe N

