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Helpppp!!!
Posted:
Nov 28, 1998 8:45 AM


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 NSFfunded programs) and found nothing that we could wholeheartedly 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!



