Don't Teach Math With Slavery References

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm am all for helping the children learn math better - don't get me wrong on that - because little Ang and Judy need to learn some addition and subtraction to survive in the world economy, but I just don't think math problems like "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?" or "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?" are the questions to really get our young students back on track.

Call me crazy.