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New Math v. The Old School

The Sound of Ideas
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 9:00 am
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Bob drives along the turnpike at 60 miles an hour. Melissa passes him, driving in the same direction at a constant speed. Thirty seconds after Melissa passed Bob, their cars are a quarter mile apart. How fast is Melissa driving?
Educators have spent decades experimenting with new ways to teach math, but today's students aren't significantly better at math than their parents were. And that's not all. A new study suggests real world examples don't really help students. That gives renewed strength to the argument that basic principles might need to come first. On our program, we'll take stock of the state of math education in Ohio and around the country. Get out your pencils and a clean sheet of paper... and join us Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.


Hank Kepner, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Jerry Moreno, Mathematics & Computer Science Professor, John Carroll University
Jeff Van Arnhem, Math Teacher, Olmsted Falls High School

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