Here's a link to an interesting opinion on the NYT by David Bornstein about a program called Jump that is being used in the classroom to help teach math. Bornstein makes some great points about teaching math, e.g. the importance of confidence and the need for teachers and students to think of math as a ladder rather than a bunch of random skills.
I would've liked to read more about the program itself and how it works. I suppose I will wait until Friday when the author will responds to comments and discusses the program in further detail.
Okay, back to vacation land. Thanks to Ahsan for the link.