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U.S. Expert Panel Sees Algebra As Key to Improvements in Math

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Science  07 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5856, pp. 1534-1535
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5856.1534

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-- Last week, a panel of experts assembled by the Department of Education signaled it had reached consensus on one of the most important topics in the decade-long debate about why U.S. students aren't doing better in math: how students can become proficient in algebra.