05 FEB 2016

Why do some children find Math hard to learn?Â Â I suspect that this is often caused by starting with the practice and drill of a bunch of skills called Arithmeticâ€”and instead of promoting inventiveness, we focus on preventing mistakes.Â Â I suspect that this negative emphasis leads many children not only to dislike Arithmetic, but also later to become averse to everything else that smells of technology.Â It might even lead to aÂ long-term distaste for the use of symbolic representations.
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