Mathematics

Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success

Jan 03, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

The Common Core State Standards won't prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, writes NAS board member Sandra Stotsky 

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Test Your Knowledge: Impediments

Dec 02, 2013 by Peter Wood |

How much do you know about impediments that lie unresolved in science and mathematics?

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Common Core State Standards: Mathematics Proficiency

Aug 15, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses CCSS proposals for revitalizing K‒12 mathematics education.

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Tales From an Ed School Survivor

Aug 14, 2013 by George Leef |

Mathematician and math teacher Barry Garelick writes about his unhappy experiences in the “math methods” course he took while pursuing his obligatory teaching certificate at George Mason University several years ago.

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Common Core State Standards: Our Mathematics Problem

Jul 11, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the steep decline in mathematics education during the last half-century.

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Ask a Scholar: Touching Spheres

May 23, 2012 by Brody Dylan Johnson, Vera B. Koutsoyannis |

A bowler asks: what is the area of the space between two touching spheres? Mathematically, it is a point and has no area, but what about in the real world?

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Socially Constructed Mathematics—That Will Make All the Difference!

Sep 26, 2011 by George Leef |

The University of North Carolina is hosting a professor from the University of Illinois who maintains that what “minority” students need if they’re going to understand math is for it to be presented as a “social… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Unnumbered

Aug 31, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood fears that a new proposal for improving science education will lead to even greater math illiteracy among high school graduates.

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Bias, Barriers, or Biology?

Mar 26, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Fewer women than men pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Is this really the big problem AAUW would have us believe?

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Ed Schools Failing Math

Nov 17, 2009 by Ken Daniszewski |

Sandra Stotsky has an excellent article in City Journal discussing how our education schools are failing to deliver on math education - because they have become over committed to some progressive ideas about math education which… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Mathematical Deceptions

Feb 23, 2009 by Peter Wood |

A University of Illinois-Chicago professor of math education reminisces about his efforts to radicalize eighth-grade math students.

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Social Changelings

Dec 18, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Little PC men are coming after the hard sciences.

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