He doesn?t understand that people that like math, like math, or in this case, engineering math.
This reminds me of the recent drive to make ?coding? not so boring. The theory is that programming involves a lot of code and that bores students and turns them off of programming.
Do I have to explain the idiocy of this theory?
Dan is an opportunist and is playing off of the angst and confusion of a subset of teachers. Literally, an anti-teacher (and anti-math).
Btw, does Stanford have ANY promising students of education that study the students who love math and succeed. Any studies of when that talent starts and the path it takes? Any studies of how students mature into the particular subjects they love? All subjects, not just math. Any studies of how students mature period? Or is the entire school of ed nothing but snake oil, which I might add, is lately growing older and older with the general public.
There has got to be a low on the near horizon for these alleged schools of ed.