WHAT IS “NEW” NEW MATH?

The math wars are raging. In one school, an upset mother confronts educators about her first grader’s lagging skills-and is advised to get the child a calculator. In another, the teacher who stands at the blackboard and demonstrates how to solve pro...

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IS MEMORIZATION OUTDATED?

For generations, memorizing the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division tables has been a rite of passage for elementary school students. Today, however, you may encounter schools where such work is no longer emphasized. An anecdote illustrate...

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