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A great read about Common Core Math instruction!

We are not computers. We are not machines. We do not think procedurally.

That’s why the “old way” of teaching math may not be the best way.

The traditional way involves rote memorization and algorithms performed on paper. They require little to no understanding of why the algorithm works. It simply works.

In some situations this is great. If I were to program a computer, I would use algorithms and procedural instructions because that is how a computer thinks.

It’s not how humans think though.

Read the rest of the article here:

https://medium.com/i-math/common-core-math-is-not-the-enemy-c05b68f46b3e#.jd6a6c7th

We are not computers. We are not machines. We do not think procedurally.

That’s why the “old way” of teaching math may not be the best way.

The traditional way involves rote memorization and algorithms performed on paper. They require little to no understanding of why the algorithm works. It simply works.

In some situations this is great. If I were to program a computer, I would use algorithms and procedural instructions because that is how a computer thinks.

It’s not how humans think though.

Read the rest of the article here:

https://medium.com/i-math/common-core-math-is-not-the-enemy-c05b68f46b3e#.jd6a6c7th

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