Math Disposition
New Math vs Old Math


Students today depend on paper too much. They don't know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can't clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?
Principal's Association, 1815

Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.
Federal Teachers, 1950

Why would you ever want the internet for student use?- It's just the latest fad. Have them use the library.
District Employee (UK), 1995

What can you do with an LCD projector that you can't do with an overhead projector?
Member of School Accountability Committee, 2000


TED talk: Stop teaching calculating—start teaching math
TED talk: Stop teaching calculating—start teaching math


Beyond One Right Answer.pdf - by Marion Small