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ERIC Number: EJ581538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Parrot Math.
O'Brien, Thomas C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v80 n6 p434-38 Feb 1999
Parrot math (memorization) seeks to control children through external rewards and punishments, rather than harness their intelligence and curiosity. Recent standardized test results document parrot math's failure. Activities-based approaches, supported by a constructivist philosophy (involving classifying, inferring, generalizing, and hypothesizing basics) deserve a fair trial. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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