Monthly Archives: July 2012

Is Algebra Necessary?

In an OpEd piece in the NY Times on July 28th, 2012 titled Is Algebra Necessary?, Andrew Hacker, emeritus professor of political science at Queens College, City University of New York, and a co-author of “Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking

Posting one of my replies to a comment thread on Diane Ravitch’s blog for her post: “Are TFA Teachers “Highly Qualified”?  I expect my comment to elicit meaningful discourse, if not some passionate statements.  While my thoughts on this matter … Continue reading

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Mathematical Problem Solving and the Education System in Singapore

Singapore Math Prior to reading chapter one of “Mathematical Problem Solving” (Kaur, Yeap, Kapur, 2009) earlier this evening, if someone asked me what I knew about “Singapore Math,” I would say I knew nothing about it. [1], [2]  From perceptions … Continue reading

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