Mike Askew, PhD, is a Professor of Primary Education at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He was previously a Professor of Mathematics Education at King’s College, University of London, as well as a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at City College, City University New York. A former elementary school teacher, he now researches, speaks, and writes about teaching and learning primary mathematics. He is also a skilled magician.
by Mike Askew and Rob Eastaway
So much for the “good old days” when elementary students simply memorized their times tables and struggled through long division. Today, students are expected not just to find the right answer, but also to choose the best method for doing … Continue reading →