Andrew Hacker S New York Times Op Ed Questioning The Requirement Of Advanced Mathematics In Our Schools Instantly Became One Of The Paper S Most Widely Circulated Articles Why, He Wondered, Do We Inflict A Full Menu Of Mathematics Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Even Calculus On All Young Americans, Regardless Of Their Interests Or Aptitudes The Math Myth Expands Hacker S Scrutiny Of Many Widely Held Assumptions, Like The Notions That Mathematics Broadens Our Minds, That Mastery Of Azimuths And Asymptotes Will Be Needed For Most Jobs, That The Entire Common Core Syllabus Should Be Required Of Every Student He Worries That A Frenzied Emphasis On STEM Is Diverting Attention From Other Pursuits And Subverting The Spirit Of The CountryIn Fact, Hacker Honors Mathematics As A Calling He Has Been A Professor Of Mathematics And Extols Its Glories And Its Goals Yet He Shows How Mandating It For Everyone Prevents Other Talents From Being Developed And Acts As An Irrational Barrier To Graduation And Careers He Proposes Alternatives, Including Teaching Facility With Figures, Quantitative Reasoning, And Understanding Statistics The Math Myth Is Sure To Spark A Heated And Needed National Conversation Not Just About Mathematics But About The Kind Of People And Society We Want To Be

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Hardcover

240 pages

The Math Myth

Andrew Hacker

22 January 2017

Andrew Hacker

1620970686

Andrew Hacker

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I have a degree in mathematics, I work with technology, and I use math routinely in my job, so when I picked up Andrew Hacker s anti STEM manifesto, I expected to hate it So I was actually surprised to find the overview section compelling Hacker s thesis is that STEM is over emphasized in American education and that this doesnet harm than good to students I disagree, but I like to be challenged, and I was on board with this book for the first ten pages or so I was eager to see his argu I have a degree in mathematics, I work with technology, and I use math routinely in my job, so when I picked up Andrew Hacker s anti STEM manifesto, I expected to hate it So I was actually surprised to find the overview section compelling Hacker s thesis is that STEM is over emphasized in American education and that this doesnet harm than good to students I disagree, but I like to be challenged, and I was o...

Hacker has an interesting hypothesis He wants to change the instruction of mathematics in school In fact he wants to emphasize arithmetic and have mathematics for STEM science, technology, engineering, math students As a person who struggled in arithmetic but excelled in mathematics I find this interesting Hacker claims math is the cause of many high school and college drop outs He claims calculus is never used by the majority of people after leaving school.As a scientist I had some probl Hacker has an interesting hypothesis He wants to change the instruction of mathematics in school In fact he wants to emphasize arithmetic and have mathematics for STEM science, technology, engineering, math students As a person...

Let me get this out of the way right off the bat This book has a plethora of semantics errors The fact that Hacker does not have a background in mathematics education is obvious to anyone who does.Now, that being said, there are many good, valid points in this book He just doesn t know how to articulate what he means I can decode his message, but my biggest fear is that others cannot Perhaps others who are in the position of effecting change in the world of mathematics education That s a b Let me get this out of the way right off the bat This book has a plethora of semantics errors The fact that Hacker does not have a background in mathematics education is obvious to anyone who does.Now, that being said, there are many good, valid points in this book He just doesn t know how to articulate what he means I can decode his message, but my biggest fear is that others cannot Perhaps others who are in the position of effecting change in the world of mathematics education That s a bit scary to think about.However, I hate the idea that what he s trying to say will get lost in the hubbub The crux of his message is this Hardly anyone has practical ...

Good, little repetitive if one is used to consuming books and podcasts like Freakanomics.Essentially lays out the case not to eliminate math, but just we shouldn t emphasize high level math so much in grade school and high school High level in this case being beyond first year algebra.On...

This book should be required reading for every teacher at every level of our education system Arithmetic is necessary for an enlightened citizenry Algebra and Geometry might make you acritical thinker Calculus could save you from intellectual rot But requiring ALL prospective college students to be fluent in advanced mathematics is chasing millions of otherwise capable children from both high school and advanced degrees It is just as likely that a banker will use Dostoevsky as differe This book should be required reading for every teach...

Hacker convincingly debunks the nonsensical assertions about the practical value of requiring all students to master higher level mathematics, and persuasively explains why America s obsessions one size fits all approach to schooling does a gross di...

I am now honestly regretful to have read The Math Myth And Other STEM Delusions which is a sorry piece of work.The author makes so many logical fallacies that the book should be a classic textbook study in logic classes It s quite comical, especially when he uses a mathematical example which contains an error almost every time.In page 5, he said that the students will have to confront questions like this Then, I turned to the next page it s just the objectives of two different topics Wh I am now hon...

Most of us have never used even a sliver of the High School math that we were taught Most occupations do not require it But all students must display a proficiency in Algebra, Trig, even calculus to graduate from HS, and most students who go on to community college end up taking remedial math because they already have forgotten all the maybe knew This book asks if this is really all necessary Should we be require to take math that is essentially irrelevant to all but a few Does it cause per Most of us have never used even a sliver of the High School math that we were taught Most occupations do not require it But all students must display a proficiency in Algebra, Trig, even calculus to graduate from HS, and most students who go on to community college end up taking remedial math because the...

Interesting idea that we need less notmath, orapplicable vs theoretical math I like that idea that the things you learn can and should be usable Some good arguments I am curious what a math teacher thinks of this premise Disagree with author s belief that Common Core has higher math standards Whatever its initial intent, I have seen Common Core dumb down ambitious, challenging curriculum When I read an Algebra 2 common core course description that weighs math essays heavier tha Interesting idea that we need less notmath, orapplicable vs theoretical math I like that idea that the things you learn can and should be usable Some good arguments I am curious what a math teacher thinks of this premise Disagree with author s belief that Common Core has higher math standards Whatever its initial intent, I have seen Common Core dumb down ambitious, challenging curriculum When I read an Algebra 2 common core course description that weighs ...

I have a degree in mathematics, I work with technology, and I use math routinely in my job, so when I picked up Andrew Hacker s anti STEM manifesto, I expected to hate it So I was actually surprised to find the overview section compelling Hacker s thesis is that STEM is over emphasized in American education and that this doesnet harm than good to students I disagree, but I like to be challenged, and I was on board with this book for the first ten pages or so I was eager to see his argu I have a degree in mathematics, I work with technology, and I use math routinely in my job, so when I picked up Andrew Hacker s anti STEM manifesto, I expected to hate it So I was actually surprised to find the overview section compelling Hacker s thesis is that STEM is over emphasized in American education and that this doesnet harm than good to students I disagree, but I like to be challenged, and I was o...

Hacker has an interesting hypothesis He wants to change the instruction of mathematics in school In fact he wants to emphasize arithmetic and have mathematics for STEM science, technology, engineering, math students As a person who struggled in arithmetic but excelled in mathematics I find this interesting Hacker claims math is the cause of many high school and college drop outs He claims calculus is never used by the majority of people after leaving school.As a scientist I had some probl Hacker has an interesting hypothesis He wants to change the instruction of mathematics in school In fact he wants to emphasize arithmetic and have mathematics for STEM science, technology, engineering, math students As a person...

Let me get this out of the way right off the bat This book has a plethora of semantics errors The fact that Hacker does not have a background in mathematics education is obvious to anyone who does.Now, that being said, there are many good, valid points in this book He just doesn t know how to articulate what he means I can decode his message, but my biggest fear is that others cannot Perhaps others who are in the position of effecting change in the world of mathematics education That s a b Let me get this out of the way right off the bat This book has a plethora of semantics errors The fact that Hacker does not have a background in mathematics education is obvious to anyone who does.Now, that being said, there are many good, valid points in this book He just doesn t know how to articulate what he means I can decode his message, but my biggest fear is that others cannot Perhaps others who are in the position of effecting change in the world of mathematics education That s a bit scary to think about.However, I hate the idea that what he s trying to say will get lost in the hubbub The crux of his message is this Hardly anyone has practical ...

Good, little repetitive if one is used to consuming books and podcasts like Freakanomics.Essentially lays out the case not to eliminate math, but just we shouldn t emphasize high level math so much in grade school and high school High level in this case being beyond first year algebra.On...

This book should be required reading for every teacher at every level of our education system Arithmetic is necessary for an enlightened citizenry Algebra and Geometry might make you acritical thinker Calculus could save you from intellectual rot But requiring ALL prospective college students to be fluent in advanced mathematics is chasing millions of otherwise capable children from both high school and advanced degrees It is just as likely that a banker will use Dostoevsky as differe This book should be required reading for every teach...

Hacker convincingly debunks the nonsensical assertions about the practical value of requiring all students to master higher level mathematics, and persuasively explains why America s obsessions one size fits all approach to schooling does a gross di...

Challenges prevailing thought and really gets you thinking.

I am now honestly regretful to have read The Math Myth And Other STEM Delusions which is a sorry piece of work.The author makes so many logical fallacies that the book should be a classic textbook study in logic classes It s quite comical, especially when he uses a mathematical example which contains an error almost every time.In page 5, he said that the students will have to confront questions like this Then, I turned to the next page it s just the objectives of two different topics Wh I am now hon...

Most of us have never used even a sliver of the High School math that we were taught Most occupations do not require it But all students must display a proficiency in Algebra, Trig, even calculus to graduate from HS, and most students who go on to community college end up taking remedial math because they already have forgotten all the maybe knew This book asks if this is really all necessary Should we be require to take math that is essentially irrelevant to all but a few Does it cause per Most of us have never used even a sliver of the High School math that we were taught Most occupations do not require it But all students must display a proficiency in Algebra, Trig, even calculus to graduate from HS, and most students who go on to community college end up taking remedial math because the...

Interesting idea that we need less notmath, orapplicable vs theoretical math I like that idea that the things you learn can and should be usable Some good arguments I am curious what a math teacher thinks of this premise Disagree with author s belief that Common Core has higher math standards Whatever its initial intent, I have seen Common Core dumb down ambitious, challenging curriculum When I read an Algebra 2 common core course description that weighs math essays heavier tha Interesting idea that we need less notmath, orapplicable vs theoretical math I like that idea that the things you learn can and should be usable Some good arguments I am curious what a math teacher thinks of this premise Disagree with author s belief that Common Core has higher math standards Whatever its initial intent, I have seen Common Core dumb down ambitious, challenging curriculum When I read an Algebra 2 common core course description that weighs ...