Monday, March 20

We Should Revisit the Curricula for Math

That headline just makes you want to jump into this post, doesn't it?

Probably not. But that doesn't mean that the topic isn't worthy of discussion. I just read a fascinating post on math curricula here. It argues that the way we teach math is, well, wrong. The author is a programmer, and argues that, especially for computer programming, current math curricula is both not especially relevant and taught in an inappropriate order.

Anyway go read the post. Very interesting reading.


GeeGuy said...

If you've looked at a middle school math book lately, you'll see that the answer is less "Kayeesha" and more algebra.

Treasure State Jew said...

More algebra is definitely needed. But also needed is an earlier introduction to probability, statistics, and discrete math.

Probability could actually be a grade school subject.