Sunday May 31, 2015
Is there something wrong with the way math is being taught?
Learning math: The performance of Canadian students in math has been declining for years. A new study says the solution is simple: we are not teaching it properly. What do you think? Is something wrong?
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Concerned parent, Professor of Math at University of Winnipeg, co-founded the Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Math (WISE Math).
Former deputy minister of education for British Columbia; Prof Emeritus Social and Educational Studies UBC; author of "Failing our kids: How we are ruining our public schools."
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council on Learning from 2004 to 2012 and former Director General of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. Currently Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Ottawa
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