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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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Flipping Fractions

Yesterday, and today, I taught negative exponents to my Algebra 1 class.  Students started out with a “discovery” activity where they filled out two tables, one for  and another for , for n = 5 to -5 where they eventually figured … Continue reading

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