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|All this fussing and primping about which “topics” should be taught in what order, or the use
of this notation instead of that notation, or which make and model of calculator to use, for god’s
sake— it’s like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!
|In the basic constructivist view, conceptual understanding is best arrived at through discovery learning with real-life problems, is sufficient in itself for mathematical proficiency, and can be generated through teaching methods that appeal to children's natural curiosity.|
I guess it depends on what level of math proficiency you are aiming for, but doesn't this approach sound sorely needed in today's classrooms.