The thoughts below are based on my experience working as mechanical engineer for 15 years, my experience as a high school science and physics teacher, my interest in professional development, and my study of problem based learning and how to educate competent, useful and resourceful students. Science K - 9 In general I’m very pleased with the draft K - 9 curriculum. I had sent feedback and ideas about the new curriculum before the drafts were published.
The following email was sent out to the BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) listserv. I think it is very indicative of what can go wrong with math education when we spend too much time dictating math curriculum and standardized testing. In no way is this a criticism of the math teacher, the teacher is obviously doing whatever they can to help their students have success in the final exam.