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Articles tagged Reasoning

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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What is the Difference Between Classical and Conventional Education?

by Andrew
Friday, 08 November, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
The heart of the difference between classical and conventional education is not in curriculum or teaching methods, though those are effected. The heart of the issue is in goals and beliefs. Our practices often entangle us so much that we cannot get back to the things...
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It's All about Value!

Did you know that math is about more than numerical values arranged in symbolic sentences? It has great value in itself for practical application, of course, but it has much merit as well in the general skills and virtues that its study encourages. Recently, I have...
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