I am getting sick and tired of these new methods of teaching kids maths. I have just been shown the new 'chunking' method of division and never seen anything so daft. Showing all these daft methods just confuses the children more.
After showing my son the proper method - [ how many 4's in 7, 1 with 3 left over etc ] he picked it up in less than 15 mins. All these new methods just confuses them [ and more importantly, me ]