So this new video of an apparent teacher training session on Common Core math — in which the trainer explains how getting the wrong answer is right — will come as no surprise (via Stanley Kurtz):
The twisted pedagogy is the same in all of these curricular fads: Encourage “critical thinking” and “explaining” of “how and why” over time-tested, efficient methods of “drill and kill” first. Abandon memorization and computation for social justice, multiculturalism , and self-esteem.
This cartoon I posted back in 2007 still says it all about constructivist, “strategy”-obsessed, non-math math:
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