Sunday, December 28, 2008

The sad state of mathematics education

A terrific piece by Paul Lockhart.  This was originally published in 2002 and is 25 pages long.    It's an excellent critique of all that is wrong with K-12 mathematics education, and articulates why I have been banging my head against a wall regarding my 8th grader.

But I don't want to go there.

If you care about math, education, or why mathematics is more like art than science, give it a read.

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