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Calculus for Everyone

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Reconciling Math to Mankind

Math—one of the most reviled “four-letter words” ever invented. In fact, I am surprised it made it through the editors into this article. However, this common revulsion need not be a common occurrence. Mathematics should be neither reprehensible nor detestable to any...
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Math as a Conversation

What is the most valuable weapon a teacher or tutor wields? What can make a banal lecture bounce to life? What is the one thing guaranteed to wake the sleepy student? Questions! Throughout the history of classical education, teachers have used the simple question to...
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Why Math Is Important: The Student View

Why Math Is Important: The Student Viewby Ada Bianco Introduction by Matt Bianco: A couple of weeks ago, I asked my son to write an extra essay for a project we were working on for the Classical Conversations practicum. I allowed him to work on that essay instead of...
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Why We Love the Patterns

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read   Cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote in his 1964 book Understanding Media, “The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.” I think...
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