Ultimately, extended exercises in ‘math understanding’ simply become new procedures, which small children attempt to memorize because that is what many small children do.
A new book by math expert Cathy O’Neil, ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ discusses the social and economic problems created relying too much on algorithms.
Contrary to media reports about his leaked 2005 tax returns, President Donald Trump’s effective tax rate in 2005 was 79 percent, not 25 percent.
Attempts to reduce achievement gaps in math often do so by eliminating achievement altogether. This doesn’t help anyone (except consultants).
Women and minorities cannot understand logic or objective truths, says a graduate student in her dissertation, so science classes should stop using the scientific method.
I want my daughter to remember that math is about problem-solving, and imagination, and of endless promise.
John Saxon retired from the military in 1970 and began teaching college students. When they couldn’t do basic math, he wrote them a curriculum that millions of children use today.
The tale of a mathematician from southern India hits its broadest set of theaters this weekend. It celebrates the beauties of mathematical mystery and hard work.
Common Core’s rollout costs were projected at $17 billion. California’s actual spending suggests taxpayers will pay more than four times that.
In Kentucky, the first state to adopt Common Core, college professors are protesting that it means teaching woefully unprepared students. A newly elected Matt Bevin will be receptive.
Preschooler crazes for princesses are just a phase. But great parenting lasts a lifetime.
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