Everyday Math -- really that bad?
Our school district recently adopted Everyday Math (by the Univ. of Chicago) as our math program for K-4. Ever since then I have heard nothing but negative about this "fuzzy" math program -- jumps from subject to subject, does not encourage mastery, does not encourage memorization of basic facts, teaches non-traditional ways of solving problems that parents aren't familiar with....
Does anyone, especially parents, actually like this program?
PS: I am pretty sure they chose it to increase our test scores on the MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program).