Snowfall Posted January 26, 2011 Share Posted January 26, 2011 I was reading the BJU vs. MM thread and saw 2 (I think it was 2 at the time I read it) people say BJU is very conceptual and 1 person say it isn't. But then I saw someone (I hope you don't mind if I paraphrase you) say that BJU was conceptual and she preferred teaching BJU because it's traditional math, not Asian style math. I don't know anything about what BJU is like, but from everything I've been able to read and learn about Asian math vs. traditional American math, the difference basically IS conceptual, in that traditional American math is very much about algorithms and procedures and Asian math is very much about conceptual understanding. So how could a program be traditional American and conceptual at the same time? I thought that was kind of an oxymoron. I understand that a program could focus on teaching the algorithms and conceptual understanding, but that's what Asian math curricula DO, so that can't be the difference. What am I missing? I've read all the conceptual vs. traditional threads, all the Asian vs. American threads, all the "What is conceptual math?" threads, the Liping Ma book, multiple websites, etc. Now I'm just confused. lol Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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