What's Sophisticated about Elementary Mathematics?
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|"The characteristics of coherence, precision, and reasoning are not just niceties; they are a prerequisite to making school mathematics learnable." In this American Educator article originally published Fall, 2009, the author goes on to unpack whole number addition and fraction division, and provide a rationale for continuing to teach standard algorithms. See also a response by Tom O'Brien.|
|Math Topics:||Basic Operations, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Place Value|
|Math Ed Topics:||Back-to-Basics, Public Understanding of Math|
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