Four questions about this:
The last question is all about the research-free digital nativist assumption that is the source of many lucrative curriculum deals these days. Data, please?
- Should it be a requirement of parenthood that you must remember enough 5th grade math to teach it halfway decently to your kids?
- Does the smartboard come included with the textbooks?
- Did anybody else have the overwhelming urge to yell “Bingo!” after about 2 minutes in?
- When will textbook companies stop drawing the conclusion that because kids today like to play video games, talk on cell phones, and listen to MP3 players, that they are therefore learning in a fundamentally different way than anybody else in history?
I've added emphasis
basically laughing it off the blogosphere for its happy-clappy, uncritical acceptance of unproven digital nativist frameworks and for going way over the top with smartboards. Little did I know that my own offspring would be in the middle of it just three years later. So, in an effort to process what she’s doing (for me, for her, and for anybody else who cares), this is the first of what might be many posts about the specifics of enVisionMATH, as viewed by a parent whose kid happens to be learning from that curriculum, and who also happens to be a mathematician and math teacher.
So I suggest you bookmark Casting Out Nines and see what develops.