# Education Revolution

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It is quite obvious from students’ attitudes towards mathematics that something is going amiss in our schools. The number of teenagers that actually enjoy math is dismal at best, and according to Paul Lockhart in

A Mathematician’s Lament, it’s the way that math is taught that is causing this.

"Sadly, our present system of mathematics education is precisely this kind of nightmare. In fact, if I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child’s natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn’t possibly do as good a job as is currently being done — I simply…

Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics.”

*A Mathematician’s Lament*(via residuetheory)

great website. I’m currently reading this book to gather some ideas for my book!

*The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts and Standardized Tests, the K-12 Education That Every Child Deserves*(via chelstone)

An idea my Theory of Knowledge class came up with was a system where students aren’t grouped into grades by age, but by skill level and intellectual capability. This would eliminate the problem that’s often seen where teachers have to teach to a wide variety of students ranging from having difficulty with the work, to excelling. Most of the time, we see teachers teaching more towards the kids who are excelling because there’s simply not enough time with the curriculum to help each struggling student individually. If students were grouped based on their levels of ability, the classroom would be a more comfortable environment where students are around their peers, learning at the same level.This would also eliminate the bullying by other students and uncomfortable atmosphere for those students who don’t understand the lesson. Instead, they won’t fear they will slow down the class or be embarrassed by asking a question.