Words failed me (mostly) when I read this article today in the Washington Post:
But to help cure the "problem" of not-high-enough passing rates by essentially removing instructor face-time from teaching!?! That is patently absurd in my book.
Mathematics is absolutely NOT about learning a few techniques to apply to standard problems set up to test those techniques, which is exactly what many unit-based, worksheet driven, math courses seem to be like pre-college level. Porting that type of course to the university level may in fact raise passing rates. But without the ability to study nuanced mathematical ideas and relationships via discussion and debate (think Socrates), one never learns how to THINK mathematically. Only to calculate.
Maybe that is what VTech is looking for. I, for one, am not.