I enjoyed watching Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk, and I think he makes some excellent points in the way the education system functions. In a world with standardized tests, we create people who function on memorization rather than problem-solving and genuine thought. I think this is related to mathematics. In my personal experience, Mathematics instruction has been lecturing, teaching to the test, memorization, and honesty boring, and I am sure others have experienced this. When you may not understand a concept, you are considered bad at math when the instruction route might need to be changed. I think sometimes focusing on common core standards and standardized tests take education away from students learning how to learn and replacing that with memorization. This is why we as teachers are learning how to teach problem solving, collaboration, cooperation, and provide an authentic learning experience for students rather than just lecturing. The section on divergent thinking and creativity stuck out as something we should foster in our students.