I’ve been teaching high school mathematics for over 20 years, and I pretty much agree with him. The version of mathematics that we are feeding kids at school really needs to be utterly blown up. This is the same version of mathematics that I was fed in school, and I hated it. Unfortunately, I was also good at it. Many of my friends were not so fortunate. Many of my students are not so fortunate. I’m honestly not sure how the fact that university math classes are equally odorous makes Singh’s stance wrong. Seems to me the very nature of pointing out the need for fundamental change would come from a minority of voices that realize how far off the mark we’ve gotten.
I would submit that if you are currently operating in the existing math education system, and you think things are just fine, you are part of the problem.

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