[IAEP] reconstructed maths

Albert Cahalan acahalan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 11:57:50 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:55 AM, Alan Kay <alan.nemo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> However, where did I say anything about skipping arithmetic?

Technically you did not. Can I get you to agree that all children
must memorize traditional arithmetic methods long before getting
any exposure to vector calculus? Can I get you to agree that
constructionism does not work for teaching math?

In case not, please note that you're up against an independently
reviewed study that would cost about 3.3 billion in 2008 dollars.
In this real-world test, all 5 constructionist programs failed.
Personal experience, even 35 years of it, does not compare.

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