Instead of teaching math, why not let school kids find out for themselves what it is and how to use it? This article in the New York Times is about a way to teach kids using “guided discovery,” a method that is producing miraculous results. John Mighton, the founder of Jump Math, says “Almost every kid—and I mean virtually every kid—can learn math at a very high level, to the point where they could do university level math courses.” And he’s talking about gaining a solid understanding of math at the elementary school level! This is a very worthwhile article for anyone who knows a kid to read and promote to others.
Photo credit: Peter Bregg via New York Times