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Expert Panel Lays Out the Path to Algebra--and Why It Matters

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Science  21 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5870, pp. 1605
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5870.1605

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Last week, the U.S. National Math Advisory Panel submitted its report to Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on the importance of preparing students for algebra and its role as a gateway course for later success in high school, college, and the workplace. Science interviews the chair of the presidentially appointed panel, Larry Faulkner.