Educator proposes science class as venue for advanced math

02/2/2013 | KQED.org

New Jersey math teacher Mike Thayer suggested during a recent conference session that educators consider a new curriculum model for math education in which students take a comprehensive math class that covers algebra, geometry and some trigonometry and then learn more challenging math concepts in classes such as chemistry and biology. Thayer's proposal was part of a discussion that focused on improving math instruction, while weeding out nonessential concepts and skills, Ian Quillen writes in this blog post.

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