You correctly deduced the implications of the constructivist math programs. I think you may have missed the part that I fought against it for years. I started 2 groups in the process, one local and one national. The math wars are still in progress at http://nychold.com/
Sorry again for being spirited, which was literally the truth at the time :-)
Btw, I have seen problems almost exactly like the one I proposed in children's textbooks. We convinced the state of California to stop providing these textbooks in 2001. At that time, districts could only get them using a voucher.
We all need to do something besides complain, right?
I wrote the post the way I did on purpose. Perhaps people who read it will finally understand how these programs are devised and how they will effect their children. I meant to provoke emotion, so thanks for providing that.
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