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Algebra: Use it or lose it?

Yesterday, there was an interesting article in The Spectrum. The title of the article is “Algebra: Use it or lose it?“, and the claim that is put forth by author Sarah Clark was that algebra teachers all over the world … Continue reading

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Math Wrath

Forbes published a nice commentary with a focus on mathematics on Saturday. Here is a taster: At the tender age of 8, I concluded that, among the varied destinies shimmering before me, being a profound mathematical genius was not one … Continue reading

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Why East Asians do well in math

Yesterday, an interesting article was published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The article was entitled “Why East Asians do well in math“. This was the second part of an article that was published last week – with the same name. … Continue reading

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The cost of poor math skills

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) presents the news of a new report about “The long term cost of numeracy difficulties“. The report concludes that poor skills in mathematics ends up costing the society an … Continue reading

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ATM eNews

ATM eNews is available, and it was published yesterday. Those who subscribe to the newsletter have probably got an email about it already, and those who don’t can read the entire newsletter online. The eNews contains lots of useful information … Continue reading

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ICMI newsletter, No 6, 2008

The October version of the ICMI newsletter has been sent to the subscribers’ mailboxes. If you do not subscribe to the newsletter, you can find a complete archive here. Here is a copy of the table of contents: CONTENTS 1. … Continue reading

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Is there a crisis in maths education

Brendan Goldsmith, Professor at Dublin Institute of Technology has written an interesting article about the crisis in maths education in Ireland. This article was published under the “Opinion” section of Trinity News.ie. The introduction deals with what a Dublin paper … Continue reading

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Essential skills for a math teacher

Education Week has an interesting article about the uncertainties about the skills that are needed to be a successful mathematics teacher. The point of departure for the article is the recent report by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel in the … Continue reading

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