Friday, December 30, 2011

Anonymous and Laura on Special Education and Everyday Math, revisited

(http://oilf.blogspot.com/2011/09/special-education-and-everyday-math.html)

Anonymous said...

I don't think the ones that could do this, i.e. modify teaching methods, include good material, teach to the students, rather than to the book, are permitted to do so by administrators that buy into a curriculum and require "fidelity" of instruction in that curriculum. Only.


Laura said...

When my daughter's school changed its math curriculum from a traditional one to a more constructivist one (Not as bad as Everyday Math - but bad enough) - school became a real struggle. It became the straw that broke this Mama's back. I couldn't explain the math to her, because I didn't "Get it!" 4th grade math... *sigh*

We ended pulling her out and homeschooling her and using Saxon Math. So much better. Night and Day difference. This year we switched to Abeka Math for other reasons (It is still very traditional and straight-forward - but keeps on one subject longer than Saxon).
I just cannot understand how "they" expect any children (especially autistic children) to learn any kind of math, from this load of garbage they have heaped upon the educational system. Unbelievable.

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