ERIC Number: EJ459412
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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How Old Is the Shepherd? An Essay about Mathematics Education.
Merseth, Katherine K.
Phi Delta Kappan, v74 n7 p548-54 Mar 1993
United States has produced a generation of students who engage in problem solving without regard for common sense or the text of the problem. Three factors bear the blame: societal beliefs about mathematics, the typical math curriculum, and deficiencies in teacher preparation. New conceptions about learning should help spawn curriculum, instruction, and assessment reforms. (22 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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