The Classical Approach to Math: Why We Insist on Arithmetic First


From Cheryl Swope | October 27, 2016 | On Classical Education

The Classical Teacher readership is approximately 100,000 readers. In one edition, my favorite article was one of the shortest, “Why Johnny Can’t Add.” Martin Cothran begins with this: “My father was an aerospace engineer.” in his brief article, Martin makes a compelling case for everything that so-called progressive educators despise, especially the pedagogical precept of beginning at the beginning.

To find out why we insist on arithmetic first, even with children who have special learning needs, access and read the full free article on pages 58-61.

If you do not yet subscribe to this free magalog (magazine/catalog), enter your information in the fields to receive four free copies every year.


Submit a Comment

The educational and medical information on this website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Please see the Disclaimer.

Partner with Cheryl on Patreon

Behind-the-scenes content

Patron-only posts and messages

Full library access


Become a Member

You have Successfully Subscribed!