The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics Education: “We should teach our students mathematics because they can use it to describe reality. They can use it to discover facts about the universe. Facts about their retirement funds, their living rooms, and the rate of fish food consumption in their fish tanks.
Mathematics is a tool to explore reality. We should teach our students to use it.”
Reminds me of what my 7th graders are up to in class right now.