the assumption that there is a single established body of mathematical skills that everyone needs to know to be prepared for 21stcentury careers. This assumption is wrong. The truth is that different sets of math skills are useful for different careers, and our math education should be changed to reflect this fact.
Teaching Mindfulness  2 views
How to Fix Our Math Education  NYTimes.com  63 views


Today, American high schools offer a sequence of algebra, geometry, more algebra, precalculus and calculus (or a “reform” version in which these topics are interwoven). This has been codified by the Common Core State Standards, recently adopted by more than 40 states. This highly abstract curriculum is simply not the best way to prepare a vast majority of high school students for life.

A math curriculum that focused on reallife problems would still expose students to the abstract tools of mathematics, especially the manipulation of unknown quantities. But there is a world of difference between teaching “pure” math, with no context, and teaching relevant problems that will lead students to appreciate how a mathematical formula models and clarifies realworld situations.
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Pepsi Refresh Project: Great educational tool  49 views

Hello group. I made it a requirement for my "Moral Problems" class (Philosophy 118 at Central Michigan University) to submit a proposal to Pepsi Refresh. Learned that it was very hard to get in, but with diligence, two projects out of 90 got in. One of my students is ranked 7th. We are asking for your vote and in doing so, you will be learning about how to use this as an educational resource. See http://ethics.cmich.edu to access more info.

Hope, that is awesome! What a great idea and success!
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