ERIC Number: EJ581537
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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The Mathematical Miseducation of America's Youth: Ignoring Research and Scientific Study in Education.
Battista, Michael T.
Phi Delta Kappan, v80 n6 p424-33 Feb 1999
Because traditional instruction ignores students' personal construction of mathematical meaning, mathematical thought development is not properly nurtured. Several issues must be addressed, including adults' ignorance of math- and student-learning processes, identification of math-education research specialists, the myth of coverage, testing problems, and theoretical dilutions and distortions. (20 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Meaning Construction; Reflective Thinking