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Finding Common Ground in the U.S. Math Wars

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Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 988-990
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5776.988

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    As a parent of a math-enthused, 8-year-old daughter who is enrolled in a "good" school, I agree with the comment that the math curriculum will not improve within the next 10 years. Our school district's curriculum is focused toward the child who has no concept of arithmetic and spends way too much time explaining and redefining old concepts with new terms to this subset of the class population at the expense of the remaining st...

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