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Keywords

algebra, numeracy, STEM

Abstract

Andrew Hacker. The Math Myth, and Other STEM Delusions (New York, NY: The New Press). 256 pp. ISBN 978-1-62097-068-3 (also available as an e-book).

The political scientist Andrew Hacker argues that calls for increasing proficiency in algebra and other higher mathematics are misguided, in that most occupations do not require higher math, even as math requirements account for the largest share of students failing to complete high school and college. He advocates numeracy instruction for improving students’ ability to calculate and interpret numbers they will encounter in their lives.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.9.2.10

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