The Norton Blog, just posted an incredible discussion about the real motivation behind “Constructivist Math,” what we often refer to here simply as “fuzzy” math.
Per Norton, the plan was to teach math in ways such that parents couldn’t help their children. That would diminish the credibility and authority of parents with their kids, opening the door for the school to take over as THE authority figure in young, impressionable minds in areas that have nothing to do with math.
Sound incredible? Go read this thought-provoking blog and the quotes therein; then, let us hear what you think.