Thursday, January 31, 2008
down with fractions!
I was about to do my teaching planning for the day about fractions, then I came across yahoo.com Hot Topic that there goes this one professor (DeTurck) from the Pennsylvania University saying that fractions are all obsolete and doesn't help much in learning mathematics.
Quoted from the news
"DeTurck is stirring the pot again, this time in a book scheduled to be published this year. Not only does he favor the teaching of decimals over fractions to elementary school students, he's also taking on long division, the calculation of square roots and by-hand multiplication of long numbers."
Whew...if this is agreed upon more mathematicians then I don't have to be teaching fractions today..Haha..lagi sikit kerja. Can blog more then..ehehe