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 "Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times oped 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 239 pages
 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
 Isbn
 9781620971734
 Label
 The math myth : and other STEM delusions
 Title
 The math myth
 Title remainder
 and other STEM delusions
 Statement of responsibility
 Andrew Hacker
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Andrew Hacker's 2012 New York Times oped 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
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 Mathematics
 Mathematical ability
 Mathematical ability
 Mathematics
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 The math myth : and other STEM delusions, Andrew Hacker
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 Includes bibliographical references (pages 209224) and index
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 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
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 (Sirsi) o891619009
 (OCoLC)891619009
 Label
 The math myth : and other STEM delusions, Andrew Hacker
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 209224) 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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