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Visit this site: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sanjoy/benezet/

Author:Richard Hake & Sanjoy Mahajan
Description: In 1929, Louis Benezet tried an experiment, "abandoning all formal instruction in arithmetic below the seventh grade and concentrating on teaching the children to read, to reason, and to recite." The experiment was successful; this site includes Benezet's original article in html and PDF formats, and a small collection of related articles and more modern research.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Educational Materials, Articles
Math Topics: Arithmetic/Early Math
Math Ed Topics: General Programs/Approaches, Problem-Solving, Teaching Styles/Practices, Pedagogical Research

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