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It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach Math

It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach Math

Paula Montoro

May 31, 2019

If you are afraid of math and hate the subject, if you panic on tests or blank out and forget what you have studied, you’re definitely not alone. According to the University of Nebraska, math anxiety affects more than 50 percent of the U.S. population. Students associate math with frustration ...

Calculus is About Change

Calculus is About Change

Noah Bond

December 21, 2018

Calculus, while it is generally an easy class to complain about, is also one of the most useful classes later in life. The work is long and hard, the problems are tedious and it doesn’t seem to have any real life application. In what situation will the typical high school student need to know the ...

Admit It, Math Is Beautiful

Admit It, Math Is Beautiful

February 1, 2017

By Aidan Lane The language of mathematics is a powerful concept ingrained further into our history than literacy or craftsmanship. Math is a fundamental logic of the human brain yet many people of all ages and backgrounds seem to have an underlying fear or hatred of math. However, once one realizes ...

High School Math Curriculum in Need of Repair

by Branden VanZile

ivoryandblue

May 29, 2013

An almost unanimous complaint among high school students is the question, “When am I ever going to need this in the real world?” This phrase is probably most often heard referring to math, and the legitimacy of this statement is combated by teachers constantly. Who is in the right, the teachers...

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