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The Resource The math myth : and other STEM delusions, Andrew Hacker

The math myth : and other STEM delusions, Andrew Hacker

Label
The math myth : and other STEM delusions
Title
The math myth
Title remainder
and other STEM delusions
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hacker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times op-ed questioning our current mathematics requirements instantly became one of the the paper's most widely circulated articles. Why, he wondered, do we inflict algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and even calculus on all young Americans, regardless of their interests or aptitudes? The Math Myth expands Hacker's scrutiny of many widely held assumptions, such as the notion that mathematics broadens our minds, that mastery of azimuths and asymptotes will be needed for most jobs, that the entire Common Core syllabus should be required of every student. He worries that a frenzied emphasis on STEM is diverting attention from other pursuits and subverting the spirit of the country. Though Hacker honors mathematics as a calling (he has been a professor of mathematics) and extols its glories and its goals, he shows how mandating it for everyone prevents other talents from being developed and acts as an irrational barrier to graduation and careers. He proposes alternatives, including teaching facility with figures, quantitative reasoning, and utilizing statistics. The Math Myth is sure to spark a heated and needed national conversation not just about mathematics but about the kind of people and society we want to be."--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hacker, Andrew
Dewey number
510.71
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA11.2
LC item number
.H35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical ability
  • Mathematical ability
  • Mathematics
Label
The math myth : and other STEM delusions, Andrew Hacker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "M" in STEM -- A harsh and senseless hurdle -- Will plumbers need polynomials? -- Does your dermatologist use calculus? -- Gender gaps -- Does mathematics enhance our minds? -- The Mandarins -- The Common Core : one size fits all -- Discipline versus discovery -- Teaching, tracking, testing -- How not to treat statistics -- Numeracy 101
Control code
ocn891619009
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781620971734
Lccn
2015022370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99965146446
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891619009
  • (OCoLC)891619009
Label
The math myth : and other STEM delusions, Andrew Hacker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "M" in STEM -- A harsh and senseless hurdle -- Will plumbers need polynomials? -- Does your dermatologist use calculus? -- Gender gaps -- Does mathematics enhance our minds? -- The Mandarins -- The Common Core : one size fits all -- Discipline versus discovery -- Teaching, tracking, testing -- How not to treat statistics -- Numeracy 101
Control code
ocn891619009
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781620971734
Lccn
2015022370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99965146446
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891619009
  • (OCoLC)891619009

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