The New Math

| Fri Mar. 26, 2010 12:33 PM EDT

William Brafford on mathematics pedagogy:

I’ve always found it very handy that I have my basic times tables and division tables burned into my brain, and it seems like elementary school is a fine time to do this kind of rote learning.

Division tables? What the heck is that? Miss Jensen only taught us times tables back at Wakeham Elementary School in 1966. Is this some kind of  newfangled invention?

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