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I know that there was a previous link on HN about the math education approach and materials used by Phillips Exeter which very much followed this approach. Where the students are allowed to discover the relevant mathematics in a structured way so that by the time they learn the "standard" way of expressing a line they understand intuitively why it must be so.

It was very interesting, and actually quite similar to the way I was taught physics in university tutorials - I think I've commented on HN before about the way we "discovered" an approximation similar to Born-Oppenheimer as part of a cleverly designed series of small group tutorials.

edit: I just noticed that the previous link was in fact posted by you.

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