Date: Jul 2, 1995 12:47 PM
Author: Norm Krumpe
Subject: Re: fractions,don't teach them!!

>Why not skip fractions all together?  Wait for middle school where you can
>teach the whole concept in a couple of days? I know my young daughter has
>had a heck of time with frations for two years now. What's the point when
>you can do so much with integers?
>(get out the "old" standards and look at the data analysis stuff)

I would assume (and hope) that you are not serious. "Teach the whole
concept in a couple days?" Sure. Why not. Then, over the next couple
days, teach all of geometry, and during the next week, take care of algebra
and calculus.

Norm Krumpe