The New New Math

Unix-Jedi emailed me a link to this one. Sabra of Trailer Park Paradise tells the story of her third-grade daughter and the San Antonio school system’s “Strategies” method of teaching multiplication. Quote of the day:

We learned a saying in Russian…повторение мать улица. Repetition is the mother of learning. Drills don’t sound fun, but you know what? They work.

Yes, they do. But apparently they don’t build a child’s self-esteem.

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