Thursday, December 31, 2009

Favorite comments of '09: Marcy on math games

Marcy on math games and Asperger’s

Re Op-ed in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer, Marcy writes:

One of the things I have a real problem with is the math games. They are really pushed "all the kids have fun playing math games!"

But my AS son doesn't play turn-taking type games. They drive him crazy. So when all the other kids are working on their math facts by playing math games, my son is really left to fend for himself.

Since this is a boy who read Edwin Abbott's Flatland in 3rd grade, I know he has a good head for higher math. Why should he not be allowed to learn math in a more concrete way? Why should he sit around while everyone else plays games?

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