The proper job of a teacher is not to make it easy …

Technology is doing to math education what industrial agriculture did to food: making it efficient, monotonous, and low-quality.  By Konstantin  Kakaes

“The modern textbooks, he says, contain hundreds of extraneous, confusing, and often outright wrong examples, instead of presenting mathematical ideas in a coherent way. The examples bloat the books to thousands of pages and disrupt the logical flow of ideas. ”

“Educational researchers often present a false dichotomy between fluency and conceptual reasoning. ”

“The real shortfall in math and science education can be solved not by software or gadgets but by better teachers.”

1 response on The proper job of a teacher is not to make it easy …

  1. That’s true. I’ve had similar views about those hundred pages textbooks. I’ve seen math textbooks from China and Iran. Much thinner, and covers the same topics plus more!.

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