Does this add up?
Everyday Math is drill free. It’s jargon full. Complaints are widespread that it is confusing for parents and children. And it doesn’t build on concepts or scaffold understanding. It has children learn 2 plus 2 in 500 different ways, many of which involve answering questions like, “How did Tanya add two plus two?” Um, with her brain? The program refers to the path the students trace through this maze as “spiraling.” But to where does the spiral lead?
How effective or ineffective is this new math, this famously fuzzy math? I’m glad you asked.
Answer is on Emily Willingham’s desk: Is Everyday Math The Worst Math Program Ever? – Forbes.