Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Study: Teachers not being taught math properly - Yahoo! News

Study: Teachers not being taught math properly:
Author Julie Greenberg said education students should be taking courses that give them a deeper understanding of arithmetic and multiplication. She said the courses should explain how math concepts build upon each other and why certain ideas need to be emphasized in the classroom.
Sadly, this matches my limited experience with the math education students I met at Cornell. I won't rehash my .999 = 1 story, but let me summarize it by saying the education students appeared to be woefully lacking rigorous math knowledge.

Math is the basis for all science... everyone should really understand the basics.

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