Friday, September 22, 2006

Math Wars

A new group is pushing “back to basics” in teaching math. Check out this excerpt:

One Downstate high school math teacher stood up Wednesday after Fennell's presentation and complained that the widespread use of "new math" and a reliance on calculators has resulted in his students not knowing how to perform advanced math skills.The man declined to give his name, saying he feared reprisal.

He feared reprisal? I’m not mocking him. Anyone who’s ever seen the groupthink in academia can appreciate his concern.

[HT:
13th Floor ]

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