tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post5288859579597348819..comments2024-06-21T03:26:36.002-04:00Comments on MadMath: Traditional practice best for struggling 1st-gradersDeltahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00705402326320853684noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7718462793516968883.post-6329483178910747122017-08-18T01:36:29.121-04:002017-08-18T01:36:29.121-04:00I believe that the interpretation of experiment re...I believe that the interpretation of experiment results is incorrect. Researchers did not force teachers to use teaching methods, hence the experiment just measure correlation and not causation. So, there is a correlation between teaching methods and teaching outcomes. What is causing what is a matter of guessing. A possible causation scheme is that mathematical ability causes teaching methods and teaching outcomes, read the article: "the higher the number of struggling students, who scored in the bottom 15 percent in kindergarten, in a first-grade teacher’s classroom, the more likely the teachers were to use manipulatives (hands-on materials), calculators, music and movement", hence mathematical ability influences teaching methods. In symbols, A correlates with B because C causes A and C causes B. No causation between A and B in either direction is necessary.beroalhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13229768366613602827noreply@blogger.com