Monkey See, Monkey Add
This is a few days old now, but if you go the the Class Notes blog and scroll down to December 21, you can see Janese Heavin poke fun at new math. The post is about a study that gave monkeys and college students addition problems to solve:
So if trained monkeys can memorize math facts almost as well as humans, is this an argument for the importance of learning math concepts? On the other hand, who’s to say the college students involved in this research didn’t take integrated math in high school?
Fortunately for me, nobody’s yet trained a dolphin to write blog posts about public policy.