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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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To Boldly Go...

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom...not the end.”  -Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Trekkie. You know, a Star Trek fan. I’m not sure if it was the “Trouble with Tribbles” television episode and the adorable fuzzy creatures that...
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Parent Practicums focus on logic and relationships

by John
Thursday, 18 May, 2017
categories: Articles
Tens of thousands of parents interested in homeschooling will attend free three-day parent conferences this spring and summer in more than 550 cities in all 50 states and several foreign countries. Veteran home educators will lead the sessions, designed to inform and...
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Logic Brought to Life

As an author of the Introductory and Intermediate Logic curricula, and now of the forthcoming rhetoric textbook Fitting Words, I sometimes ponder the relationship between logic and rhetoric, the last two parts of the Trivium. What do they share? Where do they diverge?...
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