Discovery-Based Learning to Blame for Students’ Declining Math Skills

Canada's math teachers need to shift their focus away from discovery-based learning and move back toward traditional methods, a new report suggests. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Canada's math teachers need to shift their focus away from discovery-based learning and move back toward traditional methods, a new report suggests. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A new report suggests that Canada’s math teachers need to shift their focus away from discovery-based learning and move back toward traditional methods. The report...


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