The Classical Approach to Math: Why We Insist on Arithmetic First
The Classical Teacher readership is approximately 100,000 readers. In one edition, my favorite article was one of the shortest, “Why Johnny Can’t Add.” Martin Cothran begins with this: “My father was an aerospace engineer.” in his brief article, Martin makes a compelling case for everything that so-called progressive educators despise, especially the pedagogical precept of beginning at the beginning.
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