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Math Arrow to Replace Number Line?

Economist Todd Buchholz has devised a number visualization method he believes will help students develop facility with arithmetic.

Buchholz, who served as George W. Bush's director of economic policy, directed a top hedge fund, and taught at Harvard, advocates exchanging the traditional number line for what he calls the Math Arrow. The Math Arrow teaches children to visualize numbers in a vertical zig-zag pattern, which Buchholz contends makes relationships between numbers much more intuitive.

Read the Guardian's coverage.

Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013