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Why Teach Algebra? Part Two

In part one of this article we examined what we are really teaching when we teach mathematics and why it is important. In part two we will explore why practical math alone is not enough.  Tricks Without Understanding Many of the people who argue against teaching...
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Why Teach Algebra? Part One

There has been a growing trend to say that Americans need less algebra education. In The Math Myth, Andrew Hacker argues that algebra and other upper-level high school mathematics like geometry and trigonometry are largely unnecessary for students and can even get in...
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Talking Differently about Music

I have decided to take a different tack when I talk to someone about music. Usually, I ask a person what he likes to listen to, or what artists he likes. Why do I ask this question? Recently I heard a lecture on music and the arts by Dr. Jeremy Begbie. He said that...
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