He mentions another collection by Lior Prachter: https://liorpachter.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/unsolved-problems-with-the-common-core/#comment-4987

]]>“One Introduction to Mathematical Research”, Math Horizons Vol. 14, No. 2 (November 2006), pp. 16-17, 38.

A copy can be found at http://www.jstor.org/stable/25678652 or https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~reznick/mhoriz.pdf

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I appreciate the food for thought in the response post you link. ]]>

However, mathematicians who were involved in the “math wars” curriculum debate (ongoing for decades now) have been frustrated by the low quality of research on math education and the eagerness of professional societies such as the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) to endorse it. Curriculum disasters like TERC (https://www.terc.edu/) are the result. This research did in fact include claims that certain teaching styles (particularly those involving structure and algorithms) are racist.

This post by evelynjlamb argues that the statement seems offensive because we don’t have the right technical definitions of the terms being used. In that case evelynjlamb could have offered some definitions. The links in the post that I checked don’t lead to technical defense of the statements in question, only to character defenses like this one.

Many mathematicians who opposed “reform” curricula being proposed by the math education community were disturbed that people put this debate in national political terms — labeling the reformers as liberal and opponents as conservative. I had to refuse to sign petitions because the organizers couldn’t resist putting in items about tax policy and local control (Republican positions on these) that are irrelevant to math ed issues.

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(PS I am David Michael Roberts, not David P Roberts, one of the authors of said paper)

]]>It seemed impossible to you that a woman win the Fields Medal.You know Maryam survived of a car accident about 20 years ago and just 3 years ago won the Fields and you can imagine if Fields committee decided to asign Fields medal just 4 years later that was not possible.My suggestion is’Froget about the age (40 years old) for Fields Medal and let people have more hope to win this medal.Then you can see that is possible that people from different countries,different gender and diffrent domain of mathematics can win the Fields medal.’ FORTHY was a good number for up to 20 years ago,now if you respect to see real progress in mathematics you should let people to arrive to the frontiers of mathematics and then do zomething really valuable.Now Forthy is just a wall.break it please. It is not a universal rule.change the axioms and reconstruct a new era. ]]>