Do you think I am alone in rebelling against Everyday Math? Fat chance. There are many groups that have faced the same situation we are in (parents who have had EDM foisted on their children and have pushed back). There are university mathematics (not education) professors who have seen the results of the education provided (or, more aptly, not provided) by Everyday Math and its “reform math” cousins, and have turned their resources to raising the alarm. And there are organized groups of concerned citizens (parents, researchers, teachers and professors) who have banned together to publicize the damage being done by these math programs.
If you look on the right under the Links of Interest, you will see a collection of links to websites for these various groups. Don’t just take my word for it; check out what other parents and college professors are saying about the real results of long term exposure to Everyday Math and other such programs. Whether you call it fuzzy math, or reform math, or constructivist math, these programs are not providing our students with the mathematics education they need.
WARNING: reading some of these papers and studies can cause you to get very agitated. However, you will come to understand more fully the wide spread trouble these programs are causing.