News Article on Math Education Method

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  1. Obadiah

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    I like this. Struggle does build the brain. The way math is taught now, it is kind of spoon- fed. We learned from mistakes and discovered short cuts, patterns, and tricks. It is very helpful and the kids learn it faster when it is all shown to them, but it makes me wonder if they retain it as long as they would have had they had figured it out themselves.
    IDK if this is common or not, but remember seeing a video of a teacher in Japan. The class was rallying around a kid who was really struggling w/ a math problem at the board (encouraging him through the process) that would be to a point of being really uncomfortable in most US schools. The goal was not the answer so much as the process.
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  4. JimG

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    It didn’t say in the article, but I wonder if Stanford’s Professor Jo Boaler is behind the study. If you are a math educator and haven’t heard of her, I encourage you to look her up on YouTube.
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