Here’s a promotional video for a new math curriculum from Pearson called enVisionMATH. (It must be a sign of the times that grade school math curricula have promotional videos.) Watch carefully.
Four questions about this:
- Should it be a requirement of parenthood that you must remember enough 5th grade math to teach it halfway decently to your kids?
- Does the smartboard come included with the textbooks?
- Did anybody else have the overwhelming urge to yell “Bingo!” after about 2 minutes in?
- When will textbook companies stop drawing the conclusion that because kids today like to play video games, talk on cell phones, and listen to MP3 players, that they are therefore learning in a fundamentally different way than anybody else in history?
The last question is all about the research-free digital nativist assumption that is the source of many lucrative curriculum deals these days. Data, please?