Sunday, January 2, 2011

Favorite comments of '10: Alexis Francis on explaining your answer

(Math problems of the week: 4th grade Investigations vs. Singapore Math)

Alex Francis

Wow. If the people who created the first assignment really believe that being able to answer it says anything about knowing how to do math, then they have completely confused declarative knowledge with procedural knowledge. By that reasoning, being able to explain "First sit on the seat. Then push off, put your feet on the pedals, balance, pedal and steer at the same time" means you know how to ride a bicycle...

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