Exposure isn’t teaching, surprise!

Posted on April 23, 2012

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http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/04/20/29aera.h31.html (

Guess what? If students are struggling, but you give them algebra earlier, they do worse, not better in the course and further along. D’oh! You’d think that concepts built on each other or something!

Mastering algebra is a “gateway” — but that silly word mastery… how inconvenient!

Ze brain is coming up with lots of lively animation ideas… ze skills aren’t there yet…

Posted in: math, numeracy