Dipping math scores heat up debate over math teaching...
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Bridget Murray, American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor  
... psychologists differ over the merits of teaching children 'whole math'. An APA newsletter article that outlines the debate over the effectiveness of whole math, a demonstrative approach where manipulatives help children understand math concepts. "Some psychologists and educators claim the method undermines children’s grasp of math fundamentals — the formulas and numerical operations that constitute math's core. They say children need those solid math skills before they can truly connect math concepts."  


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