Learning Off the Clock: In Search of a Timeless Understanding of Math

Apr 2, 2012 | Summit

With schools choreographed by hourly bells and standardized tests timed to the second, we seem to be convinced that the clock is as instructive as the blackboard. Several chains of after-school learning centers reflect this philosophy, notably Kumon, whose students drill math worksheets repeatedly under the unforgiving supervision of a stopwatch.

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