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Stephen Downes

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This is a good article (8 page PDF), and I would say that many of its points can be made about logic and critical thinking as well. What points? Well, "Children can put together what they know and invent ways to solve... problems." They don't need a whole lot of domain knowledge first; they can model the problem in their own terms. Another important point: "good mathematics is about engagement and interest, not drudgery and drill." And another: "High-quality, good mathematics can involve moving, building, and playing."

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