knowledge vs. performance

Posted on November 19, 2012


… so the student has all kinds of trouble plugging in -1/2 into 4(x) + 2… practicing… practicing…

Then he’s talking about how many math courses he has to to take.   He’s taking one module per semester.  “How many modules are in this class?”


(pause)  “Then it will take a quarter of a decade for me to finish!”

… now, can we make this connection between that casual computation and math problems?

Posted in: discalculia, math