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Stephen Downes

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This post on the 'math wars' says explicitly and exactly what should be said. "Go ahead. Do the audit. Test scores. Explicit instruction. More homework. Back to basics. Grades. Careers. These are the phrases/words which will be littered in every argument(cough) of how mathematics should be taught." But "Explicit instruction is a Hail Mary for rotary-dialing traditionalists to try and deal themselves back in the game... This is far beyond explicit instruction. This is explicit indoctrination of white supremacy, disguised as smiling faces wanting to improve math education. Nothing says horse and buggy content and pedagogy like 'shut up kids and listen to me explain multiplying decimals'." Image: RobotLab.

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