Saturday, January 2, 2016

[Maths_Education] Is Learning Mathematics a "Performance"?

Article
The Math-Class Paradox


My Comments
     This is an excellent article addressing the issue of mathematics education in schools today.  School "mathematics" barely touches even the tip of my iceberg.  Is the learning of mathematics merely a matter of performing under time pressure on tests and exams (and that puts many students off)?  What about exploration, creativity, asking questions and discovering connections ... etc?
     The thought provoking article is written by Jo Boaler, one of my favorite professors of mathematics education.  It is definitely worth your while reading it!


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