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Explore the debate and science of Mathematics.

May 11, 2020

Engineers and K-12

Harry J. Levinson

The declining number of American-born scientists and engineers begins with a failure in primary and secondary school STEM education.

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August 14, 2018

How America Lost Its Scientific Edge and How to Get It Back

Chance Layton

NAS member Edward Dougherty writes on the decline of science and remedies to make Americans competitive once again.

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January 12, 2016

Common Core Damage Will Last for Years to Come

Chance Layton

NAS President Peter Wood, in a recent Heartlander article, explains the failures of Common Core and why it’s in the process of leaving America’s public schools.

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May 21, 2014

The Imaginary STEM Crisis

George Leef

George Leef argues that America actually doesn't need a huge increase in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology degrees.

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January 3, 2014

Common Core Doesn't Add Up to STEM Success

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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December 2, 2013

Test Your Knowledge: Impediments

Peter Wood

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

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August 15, 2013

Common Core State Standards: Mathematics Proficiency

William H. Young

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

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August 14, 2013

Tales From an Ed School Survivor

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...

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July 11, 2013

Common Core State Standards: Our Mathematics Problem

William H. Young

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

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May 23, 2012

Ask a Scholar: Touching Spheres

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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