Very funny line:
“Mighton found that to be effective he often had to break things down into minute steps and assess each student’s understanding at each micro-level before moving on.”
When did you ever have a math teacher who slowed down or broke things down for you? You either get it immediately or you’re an idiot. I heard a math teacher say once, “I don’t do activities. I present the material, the students practice it, and then I test.”
As far as I can tell, 95% of math teachers are like that. I have no idea why. I gave one math teacher a book on language, a popular one, and she
struggled through it for one year, so it’s not that they are quicker or brighter than everyone else.