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New York Post: Save kids from ‘fuzzy’ math

"What many of these new programs do is help students master the foundations of math. No matter what, says Stern, students need a certain “automaticity” or what Lawrence calls “computational fluency.” Critics (generally the ones who like fuzzy math) denounce this as “drill and kill”; in fact, it’s memorization with a view to getting kids ready to tackle more advanced problems.

http://nypost.com/2014/02/03/save-kids-from-fuzzy-math/