Chariho School Parents’ Forum

December 21, 2006

Narragansett finds “New Math” in need of additional support

Filed under: Elementary Schools,Student Performance — Editor @ 7:42 pm

As discussed before, the “New Math” or “Investigations” math has not been a huge success.  Students and parents alike find it difficult.  The only ones who seem to like it are those who continually tweak curriculum.  Perhaps if we focused on the basics, we wouldn’t need to supplement this teaching model with after-school programs.

“The complaints from parents tend to be along the lines of children not learning how to solve math problems and not learning the basics, such as their multiplication tables.”

Students around the world are eating our proverbial lunch (America ranks 12th (4th grade) and 15th (8th grade) in math scores worldwide).  In this global market, this will naturally lead to a dwindling standard of living for our children.

I wonder how many additional programs and instructors will be needed to bring math performance back up to the standards seen with the “old math.”  

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2 Comments »

  1. […] even my “old math” education gives me the ability to understand that our math proficiency score also means that 40.83 […]

    Pingback by Scores and classifications, what do they all mean? « Chariho School Parents’ Forum — March 16, 2007 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  2. Thank You

    Comment by Alex — April 25, 2007 @ 10:06 am | Reply


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