A passage from Derek Stolp’s Mathematics Miseducation: The Case Against A Tired Tradition (pages 70-73)
This proposed set of adjustments to our current program of study will inevitably invite the question, “What about the basics? Aren’t they important?” Well, indeed they are. But let’s see if we can agree about what we mean by the “basics.” [...]
In the news (once again!)
Ricky Housley, Inly School ‘08, recently won first place at the South Shore Regional Science Fair and has been selected to represent Massachusetts Region V at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on May 13-19th in Pittsburgh. He will also present at the MassMEDIC conference in Boston and compete at [...]
In “Montessori Builds Innovators,” a blog post on the Harvard Business Review website, Andrew McAfee recently weighed in on the “Montessori Mafia” theory posed by Peter Sims in the Wall Street Journal. McAfee is a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management.
McAfee begins by saying “There [...]
In this video, you will see the progression of mathematical concepts that are taught to Inly students in our Children’s House preschool program.
Last week, the Meehan Family Artsbarn was filled with two-story geodome structures. With the help of Mallory Bagwell and his hundreds of pvc pipes, Inly students in grades K–8 were able to combine math, science, architecture, teamwork, and hands-on learning to create giant dome-like structures:
Bagwell, who was professionally trained as a Ringling Clown, says his [...]