|Alas, according to the Stuck Clock Principle, there are places here where the guy is absolutely right.|
Attack: better approach to math? You mean like forcing kids to draw 18 balloons with 5 circles each, then counting them, to reach 90, rather than just letting do the much easier task of memorizing 18*5=90?And riposte: Yes, good example. That way when they reach algebra/geometry/statistics/calculus they already understand how to think conceptually about math. Rather than students who think, "I can't possible memorize this abstract stuff!" you get students who can solve complex problems using the logic they learned solving simple problems.
Now is Singapore Math the one with the bundles of sticks, or the one with poker chips?
Is Singapore Math the one where they draw circles around things?
Is Singapore Math lattice multiplication or regular multiplication or something else?