Ugh! Such a proud display of sheer irrationality
What is this … person… going on about? She decries teaching some mathematical reasoning (“cluster methods”) in elementary school and wants to emphasize rote algorithm drill-and-kill work instead? She blames 18-year-olds not being able to handle logical reasoning on them not having memorized traditional arithmetic algorithms? She equates “maths” with “rote arithmetic”? It annoys me that she plays to the parents’ fear and ignorance against progress in teaching kids to think.
What method do you really think would help kids to later be able to prove theorems in real analysis, operate group theory or grok category theory, “cluster” reasoning or repetitive algorithm crankery?
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