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The Simpsons on math education (NCTM standards)

By Murray Bourne, 17 Jul 2007

This clip has many interesting elements:

  • Gender separation to promote better learning
  • Fundamental questions concerning the nature of mathematics
  • The role of the teacher
  • Confidence versus skills, experience versus learning
  • The resignation that all are equal (and must pass) in modern assessment systems
  • The correct solution for y2 = 25. (See sqrt(16) - How many answers?.)


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  1. Recent Finds « Vlorbik on Math Ed says:

    [...] July 19th, 2007 The Simspons on Math Education, at squareCircleZ.How to Think Like a Mathematician, by Kevin [...]

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