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