tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072440028440011959.post8836876596975444464..comments2024-04-15T04:18:01.506-04:00Comments on Education Outrage: In education, the goal should not be test scores but happinessRoger Schankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14567989582447087635noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072440028440011959.post-60724806229924949002015-03-26T03:13:13.755-04:002015-03-26T03:13:13.755-04:00its true i am competly agree with you
pec resultits true i am competly agree with you<br /><br /><a href="http://www.classresults.pk/8th-class-result-pec" rel="nofollow">pec result</a>Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08233677838257086488noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7072440028440011959.post-46262931908586675332015-03-17T13:04:50.417-04:002015-03-17T13:04:50.417-04:00Benoit Mandelbrot, the famous mathematician, never...Benoit Mandelbrot, the famous mathematician, never memorized his multiplication tables. Neither did I...<br /><br />Why do you assume that it is useful to have memorized what 6 times 8 is? When I need to figure out, it takes me a second to do 5 times 8 + 8. And 5 times 8 is 40, obvious!<br /><br />By teaching kids to memorize mathematical facts or routines, we rob them of the pleasure of finding out the answers on their own.<br /><br />If you discourage them from computing 6 times 8 in their head... why do you assume that they will work out more challenging problems later on?<br /><br />I have two young boys who do well in school in mathematics, and neither of them have memorized their multiplication tables. Except for the speed multiplication tests, there is not a single instance where the lack of rote memorization has held them back.<br /><br />And let us be critical... why memorize 8 times 6 and not 18 times 36? I mean... where do you draw the line? In North America, we seem to go up to 12 by 12. Why not 36 times 36 or 128 times 128?<br /><br />As you know, computer scientists have memorized the powers of two. Because it is very useful to them, why don't we have all kids memorize it too?<br /><br />Again, where do you stop?<br /><br />Reference:<br /><br />The mathematics we teach our kids…<br />http://lemire.me/blog/archives/2015/03/09/the-mathematics-we-teach-our-kids/<br /><br /><br />Daniel Lemirehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01566622051558391310noreply@blogger.com