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Hung-Hsi Wu Transition Arithmetic to Algebra 5th to 7th too slow

Hung-Hsi Wu writes that the transition from  arithmetic to algebra in 5th to 7th grade is depressed.  It is too much play. From Arithmetic to Algebra From page 7 However, the current 5–7 curriculum chooses to dumb down the mathematics … Continue reading

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Re: A Brief History of American K-12 Mathematics Education in the 20th Century by David Klein

David Klein has written a 39 page history of math education reformations and counter reformations in the 20th century. A Brief History of American K-12 Mathematics Education in the 20th Century This is a struggle of drills, skills, concepts, algebra … Continue reading

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