In the article Jonathan pushes to make kids doers of math instead of just doing math. The difference focuses more on creating an open ended math environment (Seymour Papert called this Mathland) and less on drill and skill, which unfortunately, is the model our math textbooks follow.
I firmly believe that coding can help with all subjects, by building on a logical process of “working the problem”. No, everyone learning coding will not become professional coders. But, learning to code will help everyone to be able to break down problems logically, and figure out a solution.