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Click here to find the comments for this topic Apparently I have been channelling Tom Friedman. No sooner do I coin the term page splatter than I discover that Friedman has, today, published an op-ed calling for the complete and total destruction of Singapore's mathematics curriculum as we know it.
Singaporean math textbooks are very good. My daughter's school already uses them in Maryland. But they are static and not illustrated or animated. "Our lessons [at HeyMath] contain animated visuals that remove the abstraction underlying the concept, provide interactivity for students to understand concepts in a 'hands on' manner and make connections to real-life contexts so that learning becomes relevant," Mrs. Sankaran said. [snip] With a team of Indian, British and Chinese math and education specialists, the HeyMath group basically said to itself: If you were a parent anywhere in the world and you noticed that Singapore kids, or Indian kids or Chinese kids, were doing really well in math, wouldn't you like to see the best textbooks, teaching and assessment tools, or the lesson plans that they were using to teach fractions to fourth graders or quadratic equations to 10th graders? And wouldn't it be nice if one company then put all these best practices together with animation tools, and delivered them through the Internet so any teacher in the world could adopt or adapt them to his or her classroom?
Glencoe page splatter
Tom Friedman piles on
Tom Friedman, Tom Friedman
Doug Sundseth on ransom note typography
distance tutors & mathematicallycorrect review of Glencoe
-- CatherineJohnson - 16 Sep 2005 Back to: Main Page.