Mathews: Exploring the debate about math instruction

06/2/2005 | Washington Post, The

Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews uses a new critique of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' teaching approach as a framework for examining some of the contentious issues involved in the "Math Wars." He lists ten "myths" about math education compiled by advocates opposed to instruction they consider too self-directed and dependent on calculators, along with the NCTM's rebuttal.

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