Thoughts on the new Ontario Math Curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education just released a revamped math curriculum for Grade 1 to 8 to be introduced in schools in September. I read through their outline and peeked in on the more detailed breakdowns. The immediate question arises because of the timing. Who thought it was a good idea to try re-writing the curriculum […]

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Ontario Will Be De-Streaming Its High School Courses

I recently reviewed the Ontario Ministry of Education’s new Grade 1-8 math curriculum. This was recently followed by an announcement that in Grade 9 they would be phasing out “streaming”. I mentioned in my earlier post: …high school is divided into streams “academic” and “applied”. The political-speak is that “applied” courses are rarely anything more than […]

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A New Ontario Math Curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education just released a revamped math curriculum for Grade 1 to 8 to be introduced in schools in September. I read through their outline and peeked in on the more detailed breakdowns. The immediate question arises because of the timing. Who thought it was a good idea to try re-writing the curriculum […]

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The Founding Myth: Andrew Seidel on Science Salon

I’m currently about half way through the book and it just gets better and better the deeper I get into it. It is a wonderful takedown of the myth that the United States was founded as a “Christian Nation” or “on Judeo-Christian Principles.” It’s a case that’s been built up by years of very carefully […]

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Is The Left Eating Itself

A slightly old video from Rationality Rules, a UK YouTuber that speaks to the ways of thinking I find interesting. For those unfamiliar, Brett Weinstein fell out of the sky in 2017 as a public intellectual to be taken seriously (actually he was catapulted there following some unpleasant campus protests sparked by an email he sent). […]

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