Wednesday, April 6, 2011

IN THE NEWS: SD Teacher Joins National Push to Improve Math

It’s a problem that has stumped educators for years: Why do so many students master math in elementary school, only to bomb in the subject in middle and high school? The answer to that complicated question might include the long list of popular math shortcuts that offer students short-term gratification while robbing them of their curiosity and ability to reason. So says (Patrick Henry High teacher) Osvaldo “Ovie” Soto, who is on a mission to revamp math education in San Diego County — student by student, teacher by teacher.

Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.