“in the US, the poor exhibit cognitive fatigue more quickly than the rich…they also attend schools that offer fewer opportunities to practice thinking for continuous stretches.”
Great Steve, I am one of those slow learners and here I am taking University level classes. Who would have thought???
THIS..... This is great! I also think this applys to students that struggle with Executive Functioning Processes. Is this an article that I may share with my staff? (If not, no worries!) I think we can apply it on so many levels. I have been reading a book that addresses ADHD specifically but learning how to organize our Cognitive Plate and looking through other perspectives are skills that we desire deeply to equip all students with. :) I see you say it is public, but wanted to be sure y ou were ok with it being shared with a group of colleagues/institutionally.
On another note, I have had these very conversatoins with my own kids -- well, my non math lovers-- about how it is so much mroe than math classes- there are life skills they learn that are vital! :)
Well said and as a former Math teacher, let’s throw Geometry in the ring as well. Critical thinking, problem solving and perseverance are the currency of a successful society.