Could Calculus Be A Better Way to Introduce Kids to Math Than Arithmetic?

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Some educators are beginning to question the assumption that math is best taught in a linear sequence, focusing on patterns and structures instead of computations with elementary students.

Cecilia Rosas‘s insight:

Calculations kids are forced to do are often so developmentally inappropriate, the experience amounts to torture. They also miss the essential point—that mathematics is fundamentally about patterns and structures, rather than ‘little manipulations of numbers.

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