Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Wrong Way to Teach Math - The New York Times

The Wrong Way to Teach Math - The New York Times:



"HERE’S an apparent paradox: Most Americans have taken high school mathematics, including geometry and algebra, yet a national survey found that 82 percent of adults could not compute the cost of a carpet when told its dimensions and square-yard price. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently tested adults in 24 countries on basic “numeracy” skills. Typical questions involved odometer readings and produce sell-by tags. The United States ended an embarrassing 22nd, behind Estonia and Cyprus. We should be doing better. Is more mathematics the answer?"



'via Blog this'

No comments:

Twitter Updates

NetwokedBlogs

Search This Blog

Total Pageviews