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

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Linear Algebra at Thomas Jefferson

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Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms is considerably easier than is the Linear Algebra course at Thomas Jefferson.  It is in fact easier than most of the math.

It gives an easier transition to proofs.  The material is easier in algebraic terms.  But it thoroughly covers proofs and proof by mathematical induction without the complicated algebra formulas of other courses.

Thomas Jefferson is college level in math to a certain extent.  Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms helps in the transition to proof.  For those thinking of trying to get into Thomas Jefferson, learning the Peano Axioms and simple proofs of algebra using them and mathematical induction would be a valuable preparation.  This would help fill in mathematical maturity.

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One Response to Re Jay Mathews Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High

  1. Pingback: WaPo Emma Brown Fairfax school board debates Thomas Jefferson High admissions | New Math Done Right

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