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Aaberg, Shelby; Vitosh, Jason; Smith, Wendy – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
A classic TV commercial once asked, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" The narrator claims, "The world may never know" (Tootsie Roll 2012), but an Internet search returns a multitude of answers, some of which include rigorous systematic approaches by academics to address the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Beckmann, Milton W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1978
Data from tests of basic mathematical competencies given in 1950, 1965, and 1975 are discussed. Courses successful in providing a foundation of basic skills are noted. (JT)
Descriptors: Achievement, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Educational Research