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November 11, 2015
By Barry Garelick
The following are three examples of calculation strategies students might discover on their own if they were taught standard algorithms first and allowed to master them before moving on.
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Education
November 10, 2015
By Barry Garelick
The following are three examples of calculation strategies students might discover on their own if they were taught standard algorithms first and allowed to master them before moving on.
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Education
November 10, 2015
By Barry Garelick
Purveyors of the inquiry-based and student-centered math agenda, which has persisted for more than 20 years, argue traditionally taught math has never worked for the vast majority of the nation’s student population, and they say mental math is the key to
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Education
November 2, 2015
By Barry Garelick
The Common Core math standards have poured gasoline on the math “reform” fire that has raged for the past 20-plus years.
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Education
August 11, 2015
By Barry Garelick
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) decided recently to eliminate first-year algebra for 8th graders. Algebra will now be offered only in high school.
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Education
April 15, 2015
By Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), David L. Applegate, Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway, Michael Warder, John McAdams (1945 - 2021), John C. Goodman, William F. Shughart II , Merrill Matthews, Barry Garelick, Larry Kaufmann, F.H. Buckley, Jay Lehr, John Coleman (1934-2018), Richard J. Trzupek, Greg R. Lawson, Richard A. Viguerie, Ron Arnold, Gary Wolfram, John Dale Dunn
Today is April 15: Tax Day – the day many Americans account for a big chunk of their earnings going to state and federal governments – and the first year Obamacare is a part of filing a tax return.
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Taxes
Government Spending
November 12, 2014
By Barry Garelick
I currently am on a second career after retirement—I teach math in middle school. During my last few years of work, I started taking courses in ed school at night.
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Education
October 20, 2014
By Barry Garelick
During a course in math teaching methods I took in ed school, I watched a video of a teacher leading his students to do a variety of tasks, ostensibly to teach them about factoring trinomials, such as x2 + 5x + 6.
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Education
September 30, 2014
By Barry Garelick
A Wall Street Journal opinion article drew considerable attention to Common Core (CC) math standards—particularly the sixth-grade standard for fractional division— in early August.
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Education
August 27, 2014
By Barry Garelick
This article is the second in a series that provides alternate and common-sense interpretations of the Common Core math standards.
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Education
 

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