Monthly Archives: May 2012

Re: An uneven base of knowledge at Thomas Jefferson High School

Washington Post editorial on Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology. An uneven base of knowledge at Thomas Jefferson High School The Post editorial is a continuation of the John Dell op ed about remedial math. A simple solution … Continue reading

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Re Dyanne Smith Thomas Jefferson High School is not for all

Dyanne Smith’s  “Thomas Jefferson High School is not for all” is an excellent letter from a parent of a graduate of Thomas Jefferson in support of John Dell’s Washington Post op ed on teaching remedial math at Thomas Jefferson High … Continue reading

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Re: WaPo John Dell The new Thomas Jefferson? It includes remedial math

John Dell has written an opinion piece at the Washington Post on Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia. “The new Thomas Jefferson? It includes remedial math” “The writer has taught physics at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology … Continue reading

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Re Patricia Sullivan WaPo Alexandria named most well-read city by Amazon

Patricia Sullivan at  Washington Post writes “Alexandria named most well-read city by Amazon” This is Alexandria, Virginia. The Book Bank is singled out as one of the few surviving book stores.  I have bought books there. We had an Olsson’s … Continue reading

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Keith Devlin Transition to College Math MOOC

Keith Devlin of Stanford University will have a MOOC course on transition to college math.  This will not be a full course, but a partial course.  He is hoping to get schools to use it as part of their courses.  … Continue reading

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Trademarks New Math Done Right (TM)

New Math Done Right (TM) is a trademark of Mathematical Finance Company. Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right (TM) is a trademark of Mathematical Finance Company. Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms (TM) is a trademark of Mathematical Finance Company. … Continue reading

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Re Jay Mathews Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High

Jay Mathews tells about trouble in the Linear Algebra course at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia. Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High Thomas Jefferson math courses Linear Algebra at Thomas Jefferson Math flow chart TJ Pre-Algebra New Math Done … Continue reading

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