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Is Algebra Necessary

Andrew Hacker and the Case for and Against Algebra

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Education
Dr. Keith Devlin

March 1 saw the publication of the book The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, by Andrew Hacker. I have published my review of that book in Devlin's...

The True Value Of Doodling In Math Class (VIDEO)

Posted 08.22.2012 | Teen

Teachers may look down on doodles as a waste of time and a sign of a lesson unlearned, but a new viral video points out the many cognitive benefits of...

America's Math Problem: Should We Get Rid Of Algebra?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Is math holding the United States back? Last week, a community-college...

Algebra, Zakaria and Lady Gaga

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.20.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

As the Class of 2016 arrives on campus, my thoughts turn to algebra, Zakaria, and Lady Gaga -- shorthand for critical issues facing higher education today: What should our students learn? Will they learn enough about ethics? Who decides?

In Defense of Algebra

Nicholas Warner | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Nicholas Warner

In algebra we learn to handle abstractions that are not part of visceral human experience. We learn not only to be comfortable with such external unknowns but how to master them.

In Defense of Algebra and Other Difficult Subjects

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Isn't the point of being a student to challenge oneself?

Algebra Is Essential in a 21st Century Economy

David H. Bailey | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
David H. Bailey

While we generally agree with Hacker that significant improvements must be made, dumbing down the curriculum, or tracking students at an early age into college-prep or non-college-prep mathematics is not the answer.