Loyola professor sounds off on teaching math
On the paper's editorial pages today is a column by Loyola University's Joseph Ganem about the teaching of math.
He argues that some students are being taught overly complex math at too young an age. It is an interesting piece to read, although some commentors have suggested that perhaps his premise is wrong. Are we really teaching difficult concepts too early because of tests?
I wonder if that is correct because last week we wrote that the Maryland School Assessments for fourth-graders are some of the easiest in the nation.
What do math teachers think of Ganem's argument?