Learning Math Concepts

Posted on September 25, 2012

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http://stories.illinoisstate.edu/2012/09/media-relations/researchers-study-how-children-learn-math-concepts/

I’m afraid that one huge thought clouded my reading:  and they think the kiddos are learning the concepts?   After all, there’s about forty tons of research indicating that what junior high kiddos learn rather extremely well is that “math” is a bunch of procedures.   There’s stuff they do with numbers in the real world, generally really simple because they haven’t learned things like “thirds,” but math class is stickin’ them numbers together and hoping the teacher marks it right.

On the other hand, could be that at least those folks in that research *do* learn it. Maybe 😉

 

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