Should formal math rather than practical math be taught from an early age to those children intelligent enough to learn? I am just getting started with formal math and logic and I wish I had been learning this stuff since kindergarten. It's all very simple, any bright preschooler could learn to manipulate symbols--I think it's easier than intuitive understanding of concepts. Maybe they wouldn't learn their times tables but they have calculators, so so what?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Formalism in teaching math

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