I read the posting in the discussions and I find seeds of truth on both sides. Yes, kids need to have a least some drill in order to learn basic facts. Yes, kids need to have experience in dealing with engaging problems that have multiple solution methods. Yes, I believe that the current stream of the "math reform" movement is hobbling the top 5 or 10 percent of our students. My question is how am I, a practicing math teacher, supposed to put this all together. We've searched for curriculum materials from every publisher we could think of (including all of the NSF-funded programs) and found nothing that we could whole-heartedly support. I've tried writing my own materials, but I can't do an adequate job of that and teach as well. I wish some of you geniuses out there would quit bickering and start hammering out a comprehensive solution!