No Calculations in Touchy-Feely Math

Published June 1, 1998

In the early days of Outcome-Based Education at Oregon’s Cottage Grove High School, some mathematics classes were assigned “self-reflection” homework that asked students to write about their expectations:

  • What does success mean to you?
  • Do you have complete control over your career choices?
  • Are you being realistic?
  • Are you being too conservative?
  • Do you expect to do well in your life?