tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post115869309688296532..comments2021-10-08T08:17:52.785-04:00Comments on D-Ed Reckoning: Singapore Math in Education NextKDeRosahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06853211164976890091noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post-1158761917515073042006-09-20T10:18:00.000-04:002006-09-20T10:18:00.000-04:00I agree, high school kids should know stats. I di...I agree, high school kids should know stats. I didn't get any either in high school.<BR/><BR/>The problem is that math is becoming a subset of stats at the pre-high school level. Things like long division and multiplication of fractions are being marginalized.<BR/><BR/>I believe the reason is that it takes 3-4 years of good math instruction to get students up to this level of math education. Whereas the baby stats that get taught K-12 require little math skills and only basic ones at that.KDeRosahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06853211164976890091noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post-1158760978498222642006-09-20T10:02:00.000-04:002006-09-20T10:02:00.000-04:00I'm a big proponent of basic stats in high school,...I'm a big proponent of basic stats in high school, though they taught no stats or probability when I was in high school. But if they are teaching stats in high school, in my experience at least, students aren't learning it because when they get to my class, they don't know anything about stats or probability. I've had students who did not know how to calculate a mean.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com