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February 6, 2007

If you were following the math discussion below ....

Go back into the comments to read Dave M.'s addition. Dave, I was hoping you'd chime in. When it comes to math, I have the goal dimly in my sight; but I have no answers, because I don't even know what the questions are. I do know that I don't want to sail through the standard math sequence to have my kids pass the SAT and call it done. We're pursuing classical education, and doing math in that way misses the whole point, doesn't it? But I don't know where to stop and do something else.

I've had Liping Ma's Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics recommended to me many times. Let's be honest, I've always assumed it would put me to sleep. I'm ordering it now.

Posted by lynx at February 6, 2007 10:38 PM

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I'm much less of a math person than you, and I bought it, read it, and didn't find it deadly dull at all. I'll be interested to read your thoughts on it when you're done :)

Posted by: Becky at February 7, 2007 11:54 AM

Ma's book is one of the ones that I think every homeschooler should read. Loved it. :) Now I'm gonna go catch up on the math discussion that I missed during my winter pout.

Posted by: KathyJo at February 9, 2007 9:23 AM

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