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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Best math series

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From: Billie Jo <powerm@mindspring.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003021501:17:10
Subject: Re: Re: Re:best math series

You say:

"I have also worked with the Investigation series.  If you thought
Everyday Math was a nightmare I think you will have difficulty with
Investigations.  I have worked with both and like them both, but
Investigations is even more constructivist than Everyday Math. There
is not the reading difficulty with Investigations, but you really need
to know your stuff.  Staff development is a must."

actually, better than staff development would be to just use a
different program. Kids just don't learn very much from this kind of
program---it is fun, but not particularly instructive. Everyday math
does not even bother, for example, to present long division or
division by fractions. Any child who wants to go to college, or maybe
get a job one day, ought to actually learn math, so I would recommend
using something else altogether.

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