Students of tomorrow, from yesterday

As part of the efforts to link and connect people virutall during these lockdown and home-working times, I’ve been inolved in a new initiative to link parents together. The idea is for an informal ‘group’ to chat and share tips with each other onhow we’re coping and supporting our children with home schooling.

The first discussion took quite a sharp right turn when some of us started to lament the way our kids have been shown and taught long division. The standard “that’s not how I was taught” and “can anyone explain why long-division doesn’t work anymore?” came up, which made me think of one of my old posts … from 2013 no less!

Thinking Creatively was about a piece I’d read from Anthony Chivetta, written in 2008. You’d think we would have learned and moved on from this by now, wouldn’t you? I shared this section of his post with the group:

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