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."|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8)|
|Math Ed Topics:||Back-to-Basics, Constructivism|
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