Dear Colleagues,
Mathematics education is a complex enterprise. In K12 mathematics education should we be emphasizing conceptual skills, algorithms for important workplace skills, problem solving, modeling, etc., and what balance of time should there be for dealing with these matters?
One aspect of the debate is that the mathematics community it seems to me often forgets that students with "mathematical talent/interests"
have options other than being a mathematics major when they get to college.
I often hear the mathematics community "minimize" computation and computation thinking as something that should be addressed in K12 mathematics classrooms. I think this is unwise.
Here is a recent report about teaching computational skills in K12.
http://digitalpromise.org/wpcontent/up ... gv1r5.pdf
Regards,
Joe
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