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Monthly Archives: March 2015
by Martha J. Siegel, Professor, Towson University I serve as chair of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA’s) Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Approximately every ten years, CUPM publishes a new curriculum guide, with the primary goal of … Continue reading
One Reason Fractions (and Many Other Topics) Are Hard: Equivalence Relations Up and Down the Mathematics Curriculum
By Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso Why are fractions hard to learn for so many people? There are many reasons for this, but I like to think about one in particular, a mathematical idea hiding in … Continue reading
By Hung-Hsi Wu This two-part series is a summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. TSM (Textbook School Mathematics) has dominated school mathematics curriculum and assessment for the past four decades, yet, in … Continue reading