Making Math Meaningful Level 2 Author:David Quine "I am often asked if it really makes a difference in how math is taught. The goal of your instruction will determine the style of your instruction. What I mean is this. If your goal is the memorization of all the math facts, then drill and practice should be the focus of the instruction. However, if your goal is mathematical thinking (which woul... more »d include the ability to recall the math facts), then your instruction would be very different.
Charlotte Mason writes: "The chief value of arithmetic, like that of higher mathematics, lies in the training it affords to the reasoning powers. The child may learn the multiplication table and do a subtraction problem without any insight into the rationale of either - without seeing the reason of them." Memorization is only one small part of the reasoning powers. The primary goal of Making Math Meaningful is to teach your child how to reason mathematically."« less