ERIC Number: EJ383907
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Why Is Pythagoras Following Me?
Smith, Michael K.
Phi Delta Kappan, v70 n6 p446-54 Feb 1989
Challenges abstract mathematics requirements in U.S. high schools. Refutes various philosophical and psychological assumptions underlying math instruction, particularly the correlation between simple numbers and the physical world, the math/logical thinking connection, and frequency of use arguments. Suggests that high schools require only one year of basic math. Includes 11 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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