"What makes Everyday Math especially misleading is the fact that, when other programs are blatant about the de-emphasis of skills, Everyday Math camouflages this de-emphasis by the massive onslaught of a super-abundance of skills."
--Prof. Hung-Hsi Wu, U.C. Berkeley Mathematics Department.This quote was sent to me by a comrad-at-arms in the math wars--along with a petition for the Central Bucks school district in Eastern Pennsylvania to Drop Everyday Math.
Yes, while math education continues to morph-- from Common Core-inspired tests to flipped classrooms to online learning--Everyday Math is still very much with us.
One of the locals who signed the petition provided a link to a 2013 article in Forbes by Emily Willingham. Willigham concludes with this:
“My children like math and play math games at home for entertainment. But they hate Everyday Math, every day.”