Friday, September 24, 2010

Statistics instead of calculus?

Alright, posting a TEDTalks is totally unoriginal, but it's Friday at 4:35 pm and I like this one. Arthur Benjamin argues that all math education should lead to statistics, instead of calculus as it does today. I think he has a point, especially considering how "data" is meant to drive our instruction nowadays, and teachers are typically not trained to deal with data. Most teachers probably had to slog through a calculus course at one time or another, though.....