Mar 13

minipost-Numbers as Language

Written by: berlinf | Filed under:-mini-posts, language | Tags:,
40 Comments » newest 2009-04-30 17:31:51

NPR once broadcasted an interview talking about why Asian students are better at math (if I can be excused) . The speaker explained that in these mostly agricultural societies, the mindset is you reap how much you plant, hence their greater commitment. In America, there is more emphasis on “working smart” than “working hard”. Translated into educational jargon, he is saying that time on task still makes a difference. Continue reading »