How to Fix Our Math Education [Sol Garfunkel and David Mumford] [via NYT]

From the article … “Imagine replacing the sequence of algebra, geometry and calculus with a sequence of finance, data and basic engineering … In math, what we need is “quantitative literacy,” the ability to make quantitative connections whenever life requires (as when we are confronted with conflicting medical test results but need to decide whether to undergo a further procedure) and “mathematical modeling,” the ability to move practically between everyday problems and mathematical formulations (as when we decide whether it is better to buy or lease a new car)…. ”  To read the rest of the article please click here.

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